It’s the Tarzan movie with Alexander Skarsgard in the title role -- I wrote about this a couple of weeks ago, click here for a refresher. It was taking Warner Bros a while to get going on it but it now seems they’re close to signing a female lead: Jessica Chastain?

According to the NY Post, she’s the studio’s first choice to play Jane. Well now, suddenly, I’m more interested. Previously this sounded like an entire movie devoted to shots of a naked Viking swinging from the trees. Now we can focus on the naked Viking’s love interest who goes from proper lady to badass jungle bitch. The CIA’s Maya running things in the African wilderness.

Here’s Chastain in Paris, where she’s been front row at many shows, walking hand in hand with her boyfriend Gian Luca Passi who is not Jason Clarke and not Tom Hiddleston because the Daily Mail is stupid. Why I love how this went down:

Chastain wasn’t quick to issue a panicky denial when that story came out two months ago. Instead, she took her time and, rather organically, proved otherwise.