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 1970s miniseries. She takes over the part from Michelle Williams, who had to drop out because of 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.
(Excerpt) Read more in: The Hollywood Reporter