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Jessica Chastain in talks for Iron Man 3

The Debt, Jessica Chastain

Story by Jack Foley

JESSICA Chastain is the latest big name to be linked to a role in Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3.

The actress is reportedly in talks to play a supporting role, as the female lead belongs to Gwyneth Paltrow, who plays Tony Stark/Iron Man’s long-suffering girlfriend Pepper Potts.

The Hollywood Reporter quotes insiders as saying that Potts will enjoy a beefed-up presence in the new movie.

New director Shane Black is due to commence shooting in five weeks on location in North Carolina and is now furiously lining up new cast members to join Robert Downey Jr, Paltrow and Don Cheadle.

Guy Pearce and Ben Kingsley have already been linked to the project.

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