Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer Are Making a Christmas Movie About the Weather

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Former The Help co-stars Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain are teaming up for a new holiday comedy, Variety reports, which will be produced by Chastain’s company Freckle Films.

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According to Variety, the movie is about “two women fighting the elements to make it home for Christmas.” Incredible. Honestly, I love it. I’m not being sarcastic! What will a movie about the weather bring us? An entire movie in which the antagonist is “the inconvenience of holiday travel”? Will we see a 12-hour delay in LaGuardia? A sobering dialogue on the dire perils of climate change? An unexpected spell of psoriasis due to stress? I do not know, and can’t wait to find out.

SCENE: Jessica stares at blizzard updates on Twitter while pacing the JetBlue terminal. Her old friend Octavia taps her on the shoulder.

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JESSICA: Oh my gosh, Octavia!

OCTAVIA: Jessica! Wow, it’s been so long!

JESSICA: Isn’t this blizzard crazy?

OCTAVIA: We’re going to die here!

JESSICA [laughing]: Well, we’re all going to die eventually.

The holiday season two or three years from now can’t come quickly enough, in my opinion.

Ellie is a freelance writer and former senior writer at Jezebel. She is pursuing a master's degree in science journalism at Columbia University in the fall.

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This looks like the kind of dumb I am in to, hell I watched A Christmas Prince and The Spirit of Christmas

Also when is Octavia going to do that movie about a Harriet Tubman who can walk through walls