Jessica Chastain Will Star in Painkiller Jane Movie

Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada's Painkiller Jane graphic novel series is getting a feature film adaptation, and it's locked down a stellar actress for its leading lady. Deadline reports that Jessica Chastain will play the title character.

Chastain, no stranger to playing tough female roles, 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.

The character has never gotten her own feature film, though she has appeared in a made-for-tv movie in 2005 and on a TV show
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