Jessica Chastain is in Talks to Star in “The Forgiven”

Jessica Chastain at the Palm Springs film festival in 2018. Photo by Rob Latour/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (9306496y)

Jessica Chastain and Ralph Fiennes could be teaming up again. 

Variety exclusively reports that Chastain is in negotiations to star in The Forgiven, a big-screen adaptation of the Lawrence Osborne’s novel of the same name directed by John Michael McDonagh.

While Chastain is in very early stages of negotiations, it is known that should she join she will play Fiennes’ wife in a story that follows the impact of a tragic accident in the lives of an English couple attending a party at a luxurious desert villa in Morocco.

Fiennes and Chastain previously starred together in Coriolanus in 2011. 

Saïd Taghmaoui and Mark Strong round out the cast.