Jan 31 (TheWrap.com) - Jessica Chastain will star alongside Colin Farrell in Liv Ullman's "Miss Julie," an individual with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap.
Ullman's adaptation of the Swedish writer August Strindberg's play will be the most recent version since Mike Figgis' 1999 film.
The story follows a woman as she attempts to escape the stodginess of social mores at a Swedish count's estate in the summer of 1874. Reveling at a servants' dance, she falls for a senior member of the house staff.
Farrell will play the servant suitor.
The role marks Chastain's first film project since her best actress Oscar nomination and Golden Globe win for the Kathryn Bigelow-directed "Zero Dark Thirty."
Oliver Dungey and Teun Hilte are producing.
Ullman most recently directed Cate Blanchett and Joel Edgerton in a 2009 theatrical production of "A Streetcar Named Desire" at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Harvey Theater.