Jessica Chastain Eyes Tom Clancy’s The Division

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Jessica Chastain is set to headline The Division opposite Jake Gyllenhaal.

Jessica Chastain is in talks to join Jake Gyllenhaal in The Division

Two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain is, according to a story today at The Hollywood Reporter, in talks to join the cast of The Division, Ubisoft Motion Pictures‘ big screen adaptation of the Tom Clancy video game The Division. She’d star opposite the previously attached Jake Gyllenhaal.

Released earlier this year, Tom Clancy’s The Division aims to offer a ground-breaking RPG experience that brings the genre into a modern military setting for the first time. In the wake of a devastating pandemic that sweeps through New York City, basic services fail one by one, and without access to food or water, the city quickly descends into chaos. As an agent of The Division, you’ll specialize, modify, and level up your gear, weapons, and skills to take back New York on your own terms.

Tom Clancy’s The Division was released for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC in March and enjoyed the game industry’s biggest first-week launch for a new game franchise, generating $330 million globally.

The Division movie will be produced by Gyllenhaal himself alongside Ubisoft’s Gerard Guillemot. At this time, neither a writer or a director has been announced.

Jessica Chastain starred earlier this year in Universal‘s fantasy franchise sequel Huntsman: Winter’s War. She can be seen coming up in John Madden’s Miss Sloane (in theaters December 9) and in Niki Caro’s WWII drama The Zookeeper’s Wife (arriving March 31, 2017).

Ubisoft also has movies based on Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell in the works. The former, set to star Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, will hit the big screen December 21. The latter, meanwhile, has Tom Hardy attached to headline with Edge of Tomorrow‘s Doug Liman set to direct.

(Photo Credit: Brian To / WENN.com)

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