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Jessica Chastain to star in, produce ‘Painkiller Jane’

Los Angeles: Actress Jessica Chastain is set to star in and produce the vigilante drama “Painkiller Jane”.

The movie is based on the graphic novel series by Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada, reported Variety.

In the novel published in 1995 the lead character is an undercover police officer assigned to infiltrate a mob who doesn’t realize that an explosive device has been planted on her.

The protagonist gets severely injured, but her target manages to revive her and give her superhuman regenerative powers. She then becomes the vigilante ‘Painkiller Jane,’ leaving behind her life as a police officer.

Lotus Entertainment’s Lenny Beckerman will produce along with Solipsist Films’ Stephen L’Heureux and Chastain through her Freckle Films banner.

“Painkiller Jane” has been previously adapted into a 2005 Syfy channel TV movie, starring Emmanuelle Vaugier.