Once Upon a Time’s Christine Boylan, has signed up to adapt the Jessica Chastain lead Painkiller Jane, an iconic comic series by Joe Quesada and Jimmy Palmiotti.
The comic was originally a five-issue mini-series, the character, Painkiller Jane, went on to star in numerous crossover titles with the likes of the Punisher, Vampirella, and Hellboy and has already made it onto the small screen in the US and Canada with Kristanna Loken in the title role, the series was cancelled after one season.
Chastain will play Jane Vasko, a New York City street cop who gets recruited by the FBI to infiltrate a major NYC drug and human trafficking ring. In a near-death experience, Jane develops exceptional regenerative abilities that give her a unique indestructible advantage. With nothing to live for and no way to die, Painkiller Jane becomes an unstoppable force of nature seeking revenge to those who destroyed her life as she leaves a path of death and destruction in her wake.
Christine Boylan’s other credits include Castle and Constantine.
Chastain is down to produce alongside her 375 Pictures partner Kelly Carmichael as well as Solipsist Films Stephen L’Heureux and Lotus Entertainment’s Lenny Beckerman.