After spending the better half of the last decade at Hogwarts concluding the Harry Potter saga, director David Yates was circling a number of potential projects as a follow-up, but finally settled on a major tentpole version of Tarzan, one that would reteam with Warner Bros.
We’ve already gotten a fair share of names for who could take the title role in the Edgar Rice Burroughs adaptation, but most sights seem to be set on Alexander Skarsgard. Now we’ve got word on who could be the leading lady, and it looks like the studio is aiming high, as NY Post reports that Zero Dark Thirty and The Tree of Life star Jessica Chastain is the top choice.
While she has yet to take on a full-fledged big-budget film (Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted doesn’t count), she was close to committing to Iron Man 3, before her schedule got in the way. If she were to join this project, she would be playing the iconic role of Jane, who turns from damsel in distress to the Queen of the Jungle. With no one signed on yet, we’ve still got time before any confirmations, but hopefully WB get their dream prospects, also including Samuel L. Jackson in an ex-mercenary role.
Would you like to see Chastain join Tarzan?