When she had a brush with death while undercover, New York City police officer Jane Vasko not only recovered, she became unstoppable as Painkiller Jane. The film adaption of the ‘Painkiller Jane’ comic has been in the works for a while. Now, it seems they have found their star, Jessica Chastain.
Chastain will also be producing the film under the banner of her company Freckle Films. Lotus Entertainment, Solipsist Films, Bill Johnson, Jim Seibel, and Ara Keshishian will also be producing along with Jimmy Palmiotti who co-wrote the comic with Joe Quesada, according to Deadline. At one time Jen and Sylvia Soska were attached to direct, but Deadline did not mention if the sisters were still on board.
Jessica Chastain has starred in a wide range of films including: ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’, ‘The Martain’, ‘Mama’, ‘Texas Killing Fields’, and others. She also co-stared alongside Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam in 2015’s haunting picture ‘Crimson Peak’ as Lucille Sharpe
Created in 1995, ‘Painkiller Jane’ was first published by Event Comics and later relaunched by Dynamite Entertainment. In the comic, “Jane Vasko was an undercover police officer attempting to infiltrate a major New York city drug ring. After gaining the trust of the dealers, her cover was unknowingly blown and she was drugged into a coma. Jane remained in secrecy as a Jane Doe until one day she awoke to a world where nothing was the same. Infused somehow during her fitful sleep with strange powers, Jane has nothing left to lose and a whole lot of people to make pay for what they’ve done…”
This is not the first time the comic has been adapted, but it has a shot at being the best. We will update you when we know more.