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Jessica Chastain to Play The Heiress on Broadway

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 22:  Actress Jessica Chastain attends "The Debt" screening at the Tribeca Grand Hotel - Screening Room on August 22, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

The hardest-working actress in Hollywood will take a break from the furious movie-making to play Catherine Sloper, the titular character in the 1947 play by Ruth and Augustus Goetz. The Heiress, in which a jilted young woman takes revenge on both her father and her ex-fiancé, will mark Chastain's Broadway debut; Moises Kaufman will direct the revival. Co-stars and dates have yet to be announced, but here's hoping that Chastain has a monthlong getaway to Costa Rica or some equally restful location planned before rehearsals get rolling. Girl's earned it.

Photo: Neilson Barnard/2011 Getty Images