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Colin Farrell joins Jessica Chastain spy thriller ‘Eve’

/ 01:34 PM September 09, 2018

Irish actor Colin Farrell, pictured at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2015. Image: AFP/Valery Hache

Having secured a replacement director in Tate Taylor (“The Girl on the Train”), action movie “Eve” has signed up Colin Farrell to play its male lead.

Colin Farrell, winner of a Golden Globe in 2009 for hitman comedy “In Bruges”, is to play the head of a secret service organization in Jessica Chastain project “Eve”.

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Just as Farrell plays Chastain’s character’s boss, the musician and actor Common, recently seen in “John Wick 2” and “Suicide Squad”, will be her ex-fiancé, as per production company Freckle Features.

Freckle is owned by Chastain, who is teaming up with her director in “The Help”, Tate Taylor, after previous pick Matthew Newton left the project.

Filming is to begin in Boston on Sept. 24. The casting announcements were made at the Toronto International Film Festival. JB

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