Interstellar actress Jessica Chastain has been cast as Painkiller Jane in the upcoming film adaptation of the comic book by Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada, according to Deadline. Jen and Sylvia Soska were previously announced as directors of the live-action film.
Painkiller Jane tells the story of Jane Vasko, a New York City cop who develops regenerative powers after a near death experience. The comic book was previously adapted as a 22 episode TV series in 2007, and before that as a TV movie in 2005.
Chastain will also produce Painkiller Jane. No release date has been announced.