Get unlimited digital access to $0.99 for 4 weeks.


Inside Llewyn Davis
Producer thanks Chastain for casting

When Jessica Chastain told J.C. Chandor, "I hear you have a new project and I want to work with you," she wasn't just making small talk amid the splendor of the French Riviera. Earlier that May 2013 night, the red-haired actress had been seated directly in front of writer-director Chandor, Robert Redford, producers Neal Dodson and Anna Gerb and their spouses at the world premiere of "All Is Lost" at the Cannes Film Festival. "She was standing right in front of us sort of leading the charge and bravoing and cheering J.C. and Redford on," Dodson recalled in a phone interview last week. Later that evening, the director and Chastain chatted, and the seeds...