Best Supporting Acttress nominee Jessica Chastain (The Help) was up for a part in Iron Man 3, but had to skedaddle due to scheduling conflicts. Now Variety is reporting Rebecca Hall (The Prestige, The Town) may take the part.
If she accepts Hall will play a scientist who helps Guy Pearce’s Aldrich Killian develop the Extremis nanotechnology that is eventually sold to terrorists.
Shane Black is directing this time and will share writing duties with Drew Pearce. The script will rely heavily on the Iron Man: Extremis run by Warren Ellis.
Iron Man 3 will start shooting this month for a May 3, 2013 release. The cast includes the
returning Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle; along with newbies Guy Pearce, Hall and Ben Kingsley.