Jessica Chastain is reuniting with her The Help costar Octavia Spencer for a new movie. The Miss Sloane actress will also be producing the film through her banner, Freckle Films. Chastain wrote the treatment for the movie with Kelly Carmichael, which screenwriter Peter Chiarelli (Crazy Rich Asians, The Proposal) will pen into the full script. Chastain will also produce the film. According to Variety, the award-winning pair are set to star as two women who are desperate to make it home for Christmas. Now, the duo is teaming up once again for an untitled holiday comedy that landed at Universal after the studio outbid competitors like Fox and Paramount for the project.
The planned Chastain-Spencer road trip comedy is being described as in the vein of Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
Spencer eventually won the Oscar for her role in The Help, but both actors have continued to receive attention in the years that followed. Universal's Erik Baiers and Mika Pryce will oversee the project. Since then they've each gained an additional nomination for their work with Chastain being nominated for 2012's Zero Dark Thirty and Spencer being nominated for 2016's Hidden Figures.
This award season is no different as Chastain and Spencer are coming off critically acclaimed performances in Aaron Sorkin's poker drama "Molly's Game" and Guillermo del Toro's Cold War fairy tale "The Shape of Water", respectively.
Spencer recently wrapped production on the indie "A Kid Like Jake".