‘IT Chapter 2’ actress, Jessica Chastain has entered into negotiations to join John Michael McDonagh adaptation of ‘The Forgiven’.

Based on the novel by Lawrence Osborne, Chastain would join the already cast Ralph Fiennes and Caleb Landry Jones. Chastain would be taking on the role of Fiennes’ wife in the film. Saïd Taghmaoui, Rebecca Hall and Mark Strong complete the cast.

The film will focus on the impact of a tragic accident on the lives of an English couple attending a lavish weekend party at a luxurious desert villa in Morocco.

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Osborne’s 2012 best-selling psychological thriller followed David and Jo Henniger on their way to a party at their old friends’ home, deep in the Moroccan desert. But as a groggy David navigates the dark desert roads, two young men spring from the roadside, the car swerves and collides with one of the boys…

Meanwhile, festivities at the house are in full flow. Under the watchful eyes of their Moroccan staff, the extravagant hosts attend to the whims of their glittering, insatiable guests as the party rages on into a new day. The stage is set for a weekend in which David and Jo must come to terms with their fateful act and its shattering consequences.

Production is due to start on early in the new year in Morocco.

Chastain, who previously starred with Fiennes in ‘Coriolanus’ in 2011, recently starred in the Stephen King sequel ‘IT Chapter 2’ playing the adult Beverly. Her upcoming films include ‘355’ and ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ alongside Vincent D’Onofrio and Andrew Garfield.