Los Angeles, Feb 19 (IANS) Actress Jessica Chastain has launched production company Freckle Films, where she will serve as president alongside development executive Elise Siegel.
Freckle Films has entered into a first-look overhead deal with Maven Pictures, headed by Celine Rattray and Trudie Styler along with Charlotte Ubben, reports variety.com.
Maven will provide development funds and cover overhead costs to acquire projects such as books, screenplays, plays and intellectual properties for Freckle Films and Maven to jointly produce.
“I’m excited to launch Freckle Films, and I can’t imagine a better production partner than Maven Pictures,” Chastain said.
“Trudie and Celine are not only both highly experienced and successful producers, but the projects they’ve created demonstrate their tenacious dedication to strong characters and compelling stories that clearly resonate with audiences.
“It’s an honour to work with them, as well as their company, one that mirrors many of the goals that I aspire to achieve with Freckle Films,” she added.
Freckle Films and Maven have a number of films in various stages of early development and have already optioned two books: “The Magician’s Lie” by Greer Macallister and Camille Pagan’s latest novel, “Life and Other Near-Death Experiences”.