Jessica Chastain Joins Jake Gyllenhaal in Tom Clancy Video Game Adaptation ‘The Division’

Ubisoft game takes place in the aftermath of a small pox pandemic in dystopian New York

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Jessica Chastain has joined the cast of Ubisoft’s film adaptation of the Tom Clancy video game “The Division,” the company announced Tuesday.

Jake Gyllenhaal is attached to produce and star in Ubisoft’s adaptation of its own hit game “Tom Clancy‘s The Division.” Released on March 8 this year, the game was an instant success, with the highest number of first-day sales on record for the gaming company.

“The Division” takes place in the aftermath of a small pox pandemic in dystopian New York. Players attempt to rebuild, investigate and fight crime in the city.

“We are excited to collaborate with Jessica and Jake, two of Hollywood’s most talented actors and perfect creative collaborators to help bring Tom Clancy‘s The Division  to the big screen,” said Gerard Guillemot, Ubisoft Motion Pictures CEO, in a statement.

“Attaching Jake and Jessica is part of our development philosophy of working closely with top talent from the earliest stages to collaborate on a high quality film,” added Matt Phelps, Vice President, Ubisoft Motion Pictures.

Chastain can next be seen in John Madden‘s political thriller “Miss Sloane” and Niki Caro’s adaptation of Diane Ackerman’s novel “The Zookeeper’s Wife” opposite Daniel Bruhl. She is also set to star in Aaron Sorkin‘s film adaptation of Molly Bloom‘s memoir “Molly’s Game” alongside Idris Elba and Susanna White’s period drama “Woman Walks Ahead.