Jessica Chastain Offered Role in ‘Good People’ (Exclusive)

Jessica Chastain has been offered a co-starring role with James Franco in "Good People," a film based on Marcus Sakey's crime thriller of the same name

Jessica Chastain has been offered a role in the big-screen adaptation of Marcus Sakey’s novel “Good People” with James Franco, a person with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap.

Getty ImagesMillennium Films is packaging the film, which follows a couple in their 30s in severe debt who  finds the tenant in their downstairs apartment has died and left a stack of cash.

If they take the money, all of their problems will be solved. But that’s when bad things start happening to good people.

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Henrik Genz  is directing the film based on an adaptation of the book by Kelly Masterson. Ben Forkner, Tobey Maguire, Eric Kanzler, Thomas Gammeltoft, Mark Gill and Ed Cathell are producing. Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, John Thompson and Matthew Plouffe are executive producing.

The novel was published in 2009. Sakey’s other credits include “The Blade Itself” and “The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes.”

Chastain has been offered a number of other roles recently, including “The Double Hour.” The "Zero Dark Thirty" star's upcoming films include “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.”