One of Hollywood's hardest-working actresses will soon be working even harder.
Jessica Chastain, who seems to be in about every third movie that comes out, has been cast in director Kathryn Bigelow's still-untitled film about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, according to Deadline.
News of Chastain's casting comes hot on the heels of word that Joel Edgerton, who's been the top choice for a leading role in the film since last May, has officially joined the project. They aren't the only ones to be recruited for the film today, as Mark Strong and Edgar Ramirez will also be joining a cast that already includes Jason Clarke and Chris Pratt.
Progress on the drama about Navy SEAL Team 6's long hunt for the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks has been slow-going as it's been the subject of controversy and political rabble-rousing from the start, though Mark Boal's script is now complete and production is set to begin in February.
Not surprisingly, this isn't the only gig that Jessica Chastain scored today -- she'll also somehow find the time to be in a Broadway play, taking on the lead role in the revival of "The Heiress." The "Tree of Life" star appeared in no less than seven films last year and is set to appear in at least five this year, including -- along with the Bin Laden movie -- "Tar," "Mama," "Wettest County" and Terrence Malick's latest drama.
Kathryn Bigelow's Bin Laden film (really, someone give this thing a title already) will hit theaters on Dec. 19, 2012.