Date: 30th October 2020
Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway are going to play rival housewives in the psychological thriller Mothers' Instinct, the English-language remake of Olivier Masset-Depasse's 2018 Belgian film Duelles.
Olivier Masset-Depasse is on to direct the film, which would see him remaking his own 2018 film Duelles. Hathaway and Chastain will be friends and neighbours who both live an idyllic traditional lifestyle with manicured lawns, successful husbands and sons of the same age. The story, set in the 1960s, will see the perfect harmony suddenly shattered by a tragic accident as guilt, suspicion and paranoia combine to unravel their sisterly bond. It's all adapted from Barbara Abel's novel Derrière la Haine, and Sarah Conradt is writing the script.
"It takes actors of Jessica and Anne's caliber to communicate the intricacy of these two roles," Masset-Depasse said in a statement. "The relationship between a mother and child is the most powerful connection between two human beings. When this bond is severed, it calls into question conventional morality and even sanity. In the behind-closed-doors atmosphere of 1960’s America, Mothers' Instinct becomes a terrifying, high-pressure powder keg."
Source: Press Release