Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway will star in a psychological thriller film project titled Mother’s Instinct. The project is an English-language remake of the 2018 film Duelles, and it’s being helmed by the director of the original, Olivier Masset-Depasse.
The story is set in the 1960s, and the actresses will play “best friends and neighbors who both live an idyllic traditional lifestyle with manicured lawns, successful husbands and sons of the same age.” They will see “the perfect harmony suddenly shattered by a tragic accident as guilt, suspicion and paranoia combine to unravel their sisterly bond.”
Masset-Depasse said in a statement:
“It takes actors of Jessica and Anne’s caliber to communicate the intricacy of these two role. The relationship between a mother and child is the most powerful connection between two human beings. When this bond is severed, it calls into question conventional morality and even sanity. In the behind-closed-doors atmosphere of 1960’s America, Mothers’ Instinct becomes a terrifying, high-pressure powder keg.”
The story is based on the novel Derrière la Haine written by novelist Barbara Abel. Sarah Conradt (50 States of Fright) is adapting the script.
Chastain and Hathaway are both incredibly talented actresses, and Mother’s Instinct sounds like it’ll be a great and intense project for them to work on.