Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway are set to team up on the English-language remake of the psychological thriller ‘Mother’s Instinct’.
Based on the novel ‘Derrière la Haine’ by novelist Barbara Abel, Chastain and Hathaway will play best friends and neighbours who both live an idyllic traditional lifestyle with manicured lawns, successful husbands and sons of the same age. Set in the 1960s, their idyllic lifestyle is suddenly shattered by a tragic accident as guilt, suspicion and paranoia combine to unravel their sisterly bond.
Olivier Masset-Depasse is set to direct the English-language remake based on his 2018 film, ‘Duelles’. The film won nine Magritte Awards from the Belgian Academy including best film and best director.
“It takes actors of Jessica and Anne’s calibre to communicate the intricacy of these two roles,” Masset-Depasse said. “The relationship between a mother and child is the most powerful connection between two human beings. When this bond is severed, it calls into question conventional morality and even sanity. In the behind-closed-doors atmosphere of 1960’s America, Mothers’ Instinct becomes a terrifying, high-pressure powder keg.”
Chastain will produce alongside Kelly Carmichael from the actor’s Freckle Films along with Paul Nelson at Mosaic and ‘Duelles’ producer Jacques-Henri Bronckart.
Hathaway can currently be seen in the latest remake of ‘The Witches’. Chastain’s upcoming films include ‘The 355’ and HBO’s ‘Scenes From A Marriage’.