Scenes From a Marriage: Jessica Chastain Replaces Michelle Williams in Drama Series

Jessica Chastain Replaces Michelle Williams in HBO’s ‘Scenes From a Marriage’

Jessica Chastain

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HBO’s limited series Scenes From a Marriage is replacing one multiple Oscar nominee with another for its female lead.

Jessica Chastain will star opposite Oscar Isaac in the drama, an adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s 1976 miniseries. She takes over the part from Michelle Williams, who had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts.

Hagai Levi (HBO’s Our Boys, In Treatment) is adapting Bergman’s classic and will also direct. The project comes from Media Res (Apple’s Morning Show) and Endeavor Content.

The limited series will reexamine the original miniseries’ iconic depiction of love, hatred, desire, monogamy, marriage and divorce through the lens of a contemporary American couple played by Isaac (Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, HBO’s Show Me a Hero) and Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty, It Chapter Two).

Chastain and Isaac previously co-starred in the 2014 feature A Most Violent Year.

Chastain is coming off spy thriller The 355, which is slated for an early 2021 release, and recently wrapped The Eyes of Tammy Faye. She’s also set to play country music icon Tammy Wynette in Spectrum and Paramount Network’s limited series George and Tammy. She’s repped by CAA, Mosaic, Imprint PR and Hansen Jacobson.

Levi executive produces Scenes From a Marriage with Isaac, Chastain, Amy Herzog, Michael Ellenberg of Media Res, Lars Blomgren, Daniel Bergman and Blair Breard.