“The Help” co-stars will lead a holiday comedy for Universal.
Following a heated bidding war, the studio won the rights to the untitled pitch from Chastain’s Freckle Films.
Chastain and Kelly Carmichael wrote the original treatment and “Crazy Rich Asians” scribe Peter Chiarelli is on board to pen the script. Chastain is attached to produce with her company Freckle Films, along with Maven Pictures. Carmichael, Celine Rattray, and Trudie Styler will also produce.
Universal beat out Fox and Paramount for the pitch, which follows two women fighting the elements to make it home for Christmas.
Exec VP of production Erik Baiers and creative executive Mika Pryce will oversee the project for Universal.
The movie marks a re-team for Chastain and Spencer, who each earned an Oscar nomination for the smash hit “The Help,” with Spencer ultimately taking home the trophy for best supporting actress. Since