Newswire: Josh Brolin and Jessica Chastain might play George Jones and Tammy Wynette in biopic
Hail, Caesar! star Josh Brolin revealed on Conan this week that he and Jessica Chastain will portray George Jones and Tammy Wynette in an upcoming biopic of the once-married country music legends. The film, tentatively titled No Show Jones, will likely focus on Jones’ career-damaging battles with alcohol and cocaine, and the havoc they wreaked on his six-year marriage with Wynette.
“I have a bit of a past,” Brolin, who was arrested for public intoxication in 2013, joked to Conan O’Brien during an interview Wednesday. “And when they were trying to figure out who might be best able to best play George Jones, they thought, ‘What about Brolin? Who’s been to jail in the last ten years? Let’s pick Brolin!’”
Despite all the troubles and missed performances that earned Jones the nickname that inspired the movie title, his celebrity and talent were so large that he managed …