Scenes From a Marriage: Jessica Chastain Replaces Michelle Williams in HBO’s Limited Series
Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty, The 355, Molly’s Game) is replacing Michelle Williams in HBO’s limited series Scenes From a Marriage after Williams exited the series due to scheduling issues, according to Variety. Chastain will star opposite Golden Globe winner Oscar Isaac (Show Me a Hero, Inside Llewyn Davis, Star Wars franchise), reuniting the pair who previously starred together in 2014’s Golden Globe-nominated crime drama A Most Violent Year.
HBO’s Scenes From a Marriage is an English-language adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s classic Swedish series and is expected to re-examine the original show’s depiction of love, hatred, desire, monogamy, marriage, and divorce through the lens of a contemporary American couple.
The limited series will be written and directed by The Affair co-creator Hagai Levi. On top of starring, both Isaac and Chastain are also executive producing along with Levi, Lars Blomgren, Daniel Bergman, Blair Breard, and Media Res’ Michael Ellenberg. Media Res and Endeavor Content will produce.
The original six-episode series aired in 1973 on Swedish television where it starred Liv Ullmann and Erland Josephson. Based on Bergman’s own experiences, the series told the story of a disintegration of a marriage between Marianne and Johan.
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