J.C. Chandor can thank Jessica Chastain for landing Oscar Isaac in 'A Most Violent Year'

November 3, 2014 9:34 PM

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Hopping on the phone with a filmmaker to discuss a trailer for a film I haven't seen. Yeah, that's a little weird. And maybe J.C. Chandor knows that, but he's eager to launch "A Most Violent Year" onto the world. That will happen Thursday night at the opening night of this year's AFI Fest at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.

Chandor is fresh off last year's "All is Lost" and he's not slowing down, either. He's hard at work now on "Deepwater Horizon," which found him way out on an oil rig last week, not long after he finally locked "A Most Wanted Year" in place. He's clearly excited to see his career achieve lift-off and...

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