Jessica Chastain to Star in & Produce ‘Painkiller Jane’

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Jessica Chastain will be starring in and producing Painkiller Jane!jessica-chastain

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

In the original story, first 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. She’s 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.

Source: Variety