Add Jessica Chastain to the list of actors who have transcended into a physical action roles with Ava, a new gritty dramatic thriller. The film sees Chastain portraying an assassin who is forced to go on the run after a job she is tasked in carrying out goes horribly wrong.
The film sounds like it has shades of Haywire, the 2011 gritty actioner directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Gina Carano. But Ava looks to be its own different vehicle with Chastain fully embracing that femme fatale role by kicking ass every chance she gets.
Directed by Tate Taylor (The Help), the film also boasts an impressive cast the likes of Colin Farrell, John Malkovich Geena Davis, Ioan Gruffudd, Diana Silvers, Jess Weixler, and Common. Ava is set for a digital release in August.