Rising Star Jessica Chastain has already traded in her sweet ginger look to star in the upcoming horror flick, Mama. The movies definitely features an original storyline– a woman takes in two freaky children who are communicating with an evil spirit they call “Mama”; replete with crawling female manifestations with lots of gross hair and other ghosts and shit. Definitely a new type of scary movie.
The last time we really paid attention to Jessica Chastain, she had a major bitch face on in The Help and was nominated for a bunch of awards that I’m pretty sure she didn’t win, but was still all “it’s-an-honor-to-be-recognized-for-my-talent-and-not-too-heinous-red-hair.”
Really, though, girl earned herself some major street cred for her role in this movie, which is why it is unusual that she would move on to the horror sector so quickly..the screams aren’t exactly for an Oscar nom. Most likely, it’s just a way to keep her face (which looks strangely like Angelina’s in this movie) on the big screen as a pit stop between big projects. And honestly, this trailer, considering it’s for a standard horror flick, scared the curl out of my hair. I’m not talking Blair Witch or Paranormal Activity scare, but a good, old-fashioned two-hour session of swamp a*s, after which you swear the movie wasn’t scary at all.
Mama comes out January 2013.