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Jessica Chastain Makes Radical Moves to Secure Her Ubiquity

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 17:  Actress Jessica Chastain attends the premiere of "Coriolanus" at Paris Theater on January 17, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain will not be content with merely taking the crown for "most prolific actress" in 2011 and 2012: She has signed on for a new project, likely due next year, that's actually two separate films in one. (That's fine, Jess, but your 2013 output will forever be tagged with a contentious asterisk.) She'll be starring alongside fellow up-and-comer Joel Edgerton in a double feature entitled both The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: His and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Hers (are these Red Shoe Diaries?), which each present a different side of the marriage between a New York City restaurant owner (Edgerton) and his wife (Chastain), who's going back to college. Chastain and Edgerton will both film Kathryn Bigelow's Osama bin Laden thriller first — or, at the very least, these suspiciously busy actors will be sending their secret twins to do it in their stead. We're on to you, secret twins!

Photo: Andrew H. Walker/2012 Getty Images