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Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer are phenomenal actresses. In the films I have seen them in, they have given great performances. Certainly, Interstellar and Zero Dark Thirty showcased how captivating Jessica Chastain is as an actress. Moreover, I recently saw Molly’s Game and I believe that Jessica Chastain should be nominated for Best Actress at the Oscars for her incredible lead performance in that film.
Octavia Spencer did great work in Hidden Figures and Fruitvale Station but it was her role in The Help which introduced me to her. I love The Help. It is a tremendous film with awesome performances from Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain who both received Oscar nominations for their performances in it. Yes, both actresses were in The Help and they are about to be reunited in another film.
In a report by The Hollywood Reporter, it is stated that Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer will star together in a comedy. At the moment, it is an untitled project at Universal and the film will be set during Christmas. The film will follow the characters played by Chastain and Spencer as they try to make it home for Christmas. Clearly, the premise reminds me a great deal of Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Indeed, replace Christmas with Thanksgiving and you could argue that this untitled film is a reboot of the 80s classic.
Planes, Trains and Automobiles might be my favourite comedy of all time. It is a film that transcends the comedy genre and it has so much heart. If this film with Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer gets slightly close to the quality of Planes, Trains and Automobiles, then I will be ecstatic. I cannot wait to hear more details about this film. I hope that pre-production goes smoothly so we can have this film shot and ready to release as soon as possible.
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