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Jessica Chastain heads to Broadway

Actress will star in 'Heiress' revival

Jessica Chastain will move from bigscreens to Broadway later this year, toplining an upcoming revival of “The Heiress.”

Paula Wagner, who’s been developing legit work for a while now as part of her shingle Chestnut Ridge Prods., will produce with Main Stem regulars Roy Furman and Stephanie P. McClelland. Moises Kaufman directs Ruth and Augustus Goetz’s 1947 play, adapted from Henry James novel “Washington Square.”

Chastain — whose avalanche of recent film work in “The Help,” “Tree of Life” and “Take Shelter” has earned her awards-season attention — makes her Broadway debut in “The Heiress.” The Juilliard grad’s stage credits include “Othello” opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman, Playwrights Horizons’ Off Broadway staging of “Rodney’s Wife” and the L.A. incarnation of the Al Pacino-toplined “Salome.”

Prior to “Heiress,” Kaufman (“Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo,” “I Am My Own Wife”) will helm the Roundabout’s Off Broadway revival of “The Common Pursuit” in the spring.

“The Heiress” was last seen on the Rialto in Lincoln Center Theater’s well-received 1995 staging, which scored four Tonys including play revival and lead actress for star Cherry Jones. The play also served as the basis for the 1949 film version that won Olivia de Havilland the Oscar for best actress.

Storyline centers on a shy heiress and the conflict that arises between her and her father when she falls in love with a suitor with questionable motives.

Exact details regarding dates, theater and the length of the run remain to be locked in.

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