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Jessica Chastain joins ‘Painkiller Jane’

IANS | Los Angeles |

Actress Jessica Chastain will star in and produce vigilante
drama “Painkiller Jane”, based on the graphic novel series by Jimmy
Palmiotti and Joe Quesada.

Lotus Entertainment’s Lenny Beckerman will produce the project along with
Solipsist Films’ Stephen L’Heureux and Chastain through her Freckle Films
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In the original story, first published in 1995, the lead character is an undercover
police officer assigned to infiltrate a mob who doesn’t realise that an
explosive device has been planted on her. 

She is severely injured, but her target manages to revive her and gives her
superhuman regenerative powers. She then becomes the vigilante Painkiller Jane,
leaving behind her life as a police officer.