Jessica Chastain To Adapt Jessamine Chan’s ‘The School For Good Mothers’ For TV

Jessica Chastain has revealed her next project, which will not be as an actress but as a producer for the upcoming series The School For Good Mothers. Chastain will produce the series, which is an adaptation of Jessamine Chan‘s upcoming book of the same name, through her Freckle Films production company.

Both the book and series are a dystopian drama which tell the story of Frida Liu, who leaves her daughter alone for a few hours, forcing government officials to determine whether she is a candidate for a Big Brother-like institution that measures the success or failure of a mother’s devotion. Chan will also executive produce and help adapt her own novel, which will be published this week.

Jude Weng will direct the series, having previously helmed episodes of Fresh Off The Boat, Black-ish, and The Good Place, while she also made her feature directorial debut with Netflix family adventure film Finding ‘Ohana last year.

The School For Good Mothers is the latest project that Chastain’s Freckle Films is developing. The company also produced the upcoming Paramount limited series George And Tammy and Chastain’s recent film The Eyes Of Tammy Faye, as well as her latest, spy thriller The 355, which hits cinemas this weekend.

Chastain is also currently filming The Good Nurse, a movie about the pursuit and capture of American serial killer Charles Cullen, who murdered as many as 300 patients over his 16-year career as a nurse. That film also stars Eddie Redmayne.

We’ll wait for further details, especially casting, regarding The School For Good Mothers to emerge.


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