Deadline exclusively reports that Jessica Chastain is set to star in and produce the film adaptation of the self-titled graphic novel series Painkiller Jane.
The graphic novel was written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada. Chastain will be playing the role of Jane Vasko, a New York City street cop who gets recruited by the FBI to infiltrate a major NYC drug and human trafficking ring. In a near death experience, Jane develops exceptional regenerative abilities that give her a unique indestructible advantage. With nothing to live for and no way to die, Painkiller Jane becomes an unstoppable force of nature seeking revenge to those who destroyed her life as she leaves a path of death and destruction in her wake.
Jessica Chastain will be producing the film under her Freckle Films banner alongside Lotus Entertainment’s Lenny Beckerman, Solipsist Films’ Stephen L’Heureux. Bill Johnson, Jim Seibel, Ara Keshishian and Jimmy Palmiotti will serve as Executive Producers.