Actress Jessica Chastain will star in and produce vigilante drama “Painkiller Jane”, based on the graphic novel series by Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada.
Lotus Entertainment’s Lenny Beckerman will produce the project along with Solipsist Films’ Stephen L’Heureux and Chastain through her Freckle Films banner, reports variety.com
In the original story, first published in 1995, the lead character is an undercover police officer assigned to infiltrate a mob who doesn’t realise that an explosive device has been planted on her.
She is severely injured, but her target manages to revive her and gives her superhuman regenerative powers. She then becomes the vigilante Painkiller Jane, leaving behind her life as a police officer.