Director of Jessica Chastain thriller steps down after backlash
Jessica Chastain criticized for hiring director with history of domestic violence
Writer and director Matthew Newton previously pleaded guilty to assaulting a girlfriend and had a domestic violence order filed against him by actress Rachael Taylor.
Matthew Newton exited Eve after outrage aimed at Chastain for signing on to work with a man accused of physical violence
Matthew Newton has stepped down as the director of upcoming action film Eve, starring Jessica Chastain, after backlash related to his history of violence.
Jessica Chastain & Eddie Redmayne set to star in real life serial killer drama ‘The Good Nurse’
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