Jessica Chastain to play Ingrid Bergman for Yash Raj Films

Hollywood star Jessica Chastain and Bollywood production house, Yash Raj Films, have joined hands for a project based on Chris Greenhalgh’s book - Seducing Ingrid Bergman. Jessica has been signed up for the titular role. Bergman was a Swedish actor who won three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, a BAFTA Award, and the Tony Award for Best Actress.

bollywood Updated: May 21, 2017 09:58 IST
New Delhi, HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Jessica Chastain,Ingrid Bergman,Yash Raj Films
Jessica Chastain in a still from The Huntsman: Winter’s War.

In a huge leap, Yash Raj Films is all set to feature Hollywood star Jessica Chastain in their next project, Seducing Ingrid Bergman.

Chastain calls herself a “very awkward girl” and feels she can be unsociable at times. (Reuters)

A press statement from the production house claimed YRF has joined hands with Jessica and her company - Freckle Films to produce the film. The film is based on Chris Greenhalgh’s book by the same name.

Ingrid Bergman was a Swedish actor who won three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, a BAFTA Award, and the Tony Award for Best Actress.

Jonathan Reiman, YRF Entertainment’s President of Production, will serve as executive producer on the project. Kelly Carmichael will oversee for Freckle Films, where she is President of Production and Development. No director has been finalised yet.

Seducing Ingrid Bergman tells the story of the torrid romance between the famed Casablanca actress and celebrated war photographer Robert Capa that began in Paris immediately following World War II, and culminates with Capa following her back to Hollywood at the time of the McCarthy Communist witch hunts.

Jessica will be next seen in Aaron Sorkin’s Molly’s Game.

“We are thrilled to be working with YRF and Arash Amel on Seducing Ingrid Bergman. This is a captivating story about a deeply moving romance between two remarkable people,” said Freckle Films’ president Kelly Carmichael.

Jessica Chastain is the perfect actress to star in Seducing Ingrid Bergman. Jessica is no stranger to portraying strong, intelligent women and this role deserves an actress of her immeasurable talent. We also feel that she will bring a unique perspective as a producer,” YRF CEO Uday Chopra said.

More details on the project are awaited.

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First Published: May 21, 2017 09:56 IST