Last month Jessica Chastain was in talks to join the cast of Iron Man 3, playing a scientist. However yesterday she took to Facebook to say that due to a ridiculously busy schedule she won’t be able to slot the Marvel movie in.
However the comic company and director Shane Black aren’t wasting any time (they can’t as the film starts shooting soon), as they’ve already offered the part to The Town’s Rebecca Hall, according to THR. No new details have been revealed about the role, although when Chastain was up for the part it was said she’d be a ‘a sexy scientist every bit as smart as Tony Stark’. Presumably she’ll be someone involved with the nanotechnology that’s said to be a central part of the plot.
Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Kingsley, Andy Lau, Guy Pearce and Don Cheadle also star, with filming set to begin later this month.