Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain stars within the psychological thriller ‘Moms’ Intuition’
Oscar winner Anne Hathaway and two-time Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain are to be played in the psychological thriller Maternal instinctwhere they’ll play 1960s housewives whose relationship takes a dark turn. The duo previously starred Christopher Nolan‘s Interstellar together.
The story follows best friends and neighbors Alice (Chastain) and Celine (Hathaway), who both lead idyllic, traditional lifestyles with manicured lawns, successful husbands and sons of the same age. The perfect harmony of life is suddenly shattered after a tragic accident and their sisterly bond begins to dissolve due to guilt, suspicion and paranoia. This leads to a psychological battle of will, as the maternal instinct reveals its darker side.
Deadline reports that Olivier Masset-Depasse will direct the indie film which is an English language remake of his award-winning Belgian film from 2018 Duels. Sarah Conradt (50 States of Fright) writes the script based on the novel Behind La Haine by Barbara Abel.
Chastain produces under her banner Freckle Films with Kelly Carmichael and mosaics Paul Nelson, as well as Jacques-Henri Bronckart (The nun). The European company Anton will fully finance and execute the project Sebastien Raybaud and John Zois will oversee on behalf of the company. CAA Media Finance arranged the financing of the film and represents the domestic rights of the project alongside Anton, whose Cecile Gaget will oversee global sales at Online AFM.
“It takes Jessica and Anne actors to communicate the complexity of these two roles. The relationship between mother and child is the strongest bond between two people. When this bond is broken, it calls conventional morals and even sanity into question. In the closed-door atmosphere of 1960s America, Mothers’ Instinct becomes a terrible high pressure powder keg, ”Masset-Depasse said in a statement.
“The audience couldn’t ask for a more dynamic on-screen tuning. Both character roles are wonderfully complex and show Jessica and Anne’s incredible talent. Olivier has already proven himself adept at turning the Hitchcockian genre around, and we have great confidence in his ability to deliver a compelling thriller, ”added Anton Founder / CEO Raybaud.
Hathaway is currently starring Robert Zemeckis‘Adaptation of The witchesthat is currently being streamed on HBO Max and it is filming Doug Liman‘s romantic robbery film Curfew With Chiwetel Ejiofor. Hathaway will also appear in WBs Sesame Street Film and James GrayThe coming-of-age film Armageddon period.
Chastain recently started filming the HBO Limited series Scenes from a marriage With Oscar Isaacand she will soon be seen opposite Andrew Garfield in the Michael Showalter‘s Tammy Faye’s eyes. Chastain also wrapped John Michael McDonagh‘s new movie The forgivenshe mates with Ralph Fiennes. For more information on scenes from a marriage, see here.