It seems that Hollywood beauty Jessica Chastain really can do no wrong, with pretty much everyone who works with the talented star heaping praise on her and talking about how wonderful she really is. The latest person to do just that, is the director of the big screen adaptation of The Zookeeper's Wife, Niki Caro, who has admitted that she was very impressed with what Jessica brought to the project.
Caro explained, "I knew she was a vegan, because she loves animals so much. What I didn’t appreciate until we started working together is that she's genuinely an animal whisperer. I say that with no cynicism whatsoever. This other-worldly connection between she and those creatures was the single biggest gift to this movie. Absolutely remarkable."
She then went on to add, "To watch Jessica fearlessly interact with them and their connection with her made my job so easy, I can’t tell you. My philosophy with working with animals is not to make them do tricks or do anything for the camera. Just let them be, and we shoot around them."
While Jessica Chastain takes on the female lead role in The Zookeeper's Wife, there are also plenty of other noteworthy names involved in the new movie project, with stars such as Michael McElhatton, Daniel Bruhl, Johan Heldenbergh, and Iddo Goldberg, among others. Niki Caro has directed The Zookeeper's Wife from the screenplay that Angela Workman has developed from the Diane Ackerman book, with the movie set to hit the big screen on March 31 in the US and April 28 in the UK.