Jessica Chastain to Star in Native American Drama

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Jessica Chastain has been cast as Sitting Bull’s confidant in a new drama. Check out the news below!

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Jessica Chastain is in talks to star in the period drama Woman Walks Ahead.

Steven Knight, who created Peaky Blinders and penned the Tom Hardy drama Locke, will write the script while Nanny McPhee Returns helmer Susanna White will direct.

Chastain would play Caroline Weldon, a 19th-century Brooklyn artist and activist who moved to the Standing Rock Reservation in Dakota Territory to help Sioux chieftain Sitting Bull fight to keep the land for his people. She would write letters to the federal government on behalf of Sitting Bull and eventually lived on the land with her teenage son for several years, even though she was vilified by the press, which called her “Sitting Bull’s white squaw.”

Source: The Hollywood Reporter