Jessica Chastain's Eve director drops out over backlash

Filmmaker Matthew Newton has decided he’ll no longer direct Jessica Chastain in the movie Eve in light of an online backlash to his alleged history of assault.

“Yesterday I notified Jessica Chastain and the other producers on the film Eve that I will be stepping down as director,” Newton said in a statement. “Since the announcement of this film, the responses, which are powerful and important, have not fallen on deaf ears. I am profoundly aware that I have a responsibility to lead where I have failed in the past. I...

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By: Entertainment Weekly - Friday, 10 August

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