Jessica Chastain Honored by Palm Springs Film Festival for 'Molly's Game'

06 Décembre, 2017, 00:35 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • Jessica Chastain to be honored at the Palm Springs International Film Festival

"Lady Bird" star Saoirse Ronan will receive the Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress at the 2018 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala, PSIFF organizers announced on Monday.

The 29th annual festival runs from January 4-15, and the awards gala is set for January 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

Explaining festival bosses' decision to honour the 40-year-old actress, event chairman Harold Matzner told Variety, "Jessica Chastain is an incredible actress who has continuously challenged herself with complex roles throughout her career. It is our honor to present the Chairman's Award to Jessica Chastain".

The Irish actress, who recently won the New York Film Critics Circle's best-actress award for her performance as a disaffected Sacramento high schooler in writer-director Greta Gerwig's film, will be given the award on January 2, 2018 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

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Previously announced honorees include Holly Hunter, Allison Janney, Saoirse Ronan, Timothee Chalamet, Gal Gadot, Gary Oldman, Sam Rockwell and the cast and crew of "The Shape of Water".

"Molly's Game" is directed by Aaron Sorkin from his own script about Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran one of the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested. Past recipients of the Chairman's Award include Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, George Clooney, Richard Gere, Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon.

Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob.

Molly's Game stars Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Chris O'Dowd and Michael Cera and opens across the United Kingdom on the 1st January 2018.

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