Development continues on the next live-action adaptation of Event Comics' "Painkiller Jane", starring and produced by actress Jessica Chastain:
Additional producers include Lenny Beckerman of Lotus Entertainment and Stephen L’Heureux from Solipsist Films. Executive producers include Bill Johnson, Jim Seibel, Ara Keshishian and "Painkiller Jane" creator Jimmy Palmiotti.
Created by Palmiotti and Joe Quesada for Event Comics in 1995 in a five-issue Event Comics mini-series, the character also appeared alongside the 'Punisher', 'Vampirella' and 'Hellboy'. Recently, the series relaunched at Dynamite Entertainment.
"...'Jane Vasko' is an undercover police officer attempting to infiltrate the 'Fonti' criminal gang. After gaining the trust of crime boss 'Joey Fonti', she is given the assignment of passing a message on to rival gang member 'Adam', not realizing that an explosive device has been planted on her.
"As she meets her target, the explosion causes significant injuries, but Adam is uninjured. Through mysterious means, he manages to revive Jane, giving her superhuman regenerative powers in the process. Leaving her life as a police officer behind, she becomes the vigilante 'Painkiller Jane'..."
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