Jessica Chastain is looking likely to star as Jane in Warner Bros' upcoming reboot of Tarzan.

According to The New York Post she's the studio's first choice to play Jane - opposite True Blood star Alexander Skarsgård in the role of the legendary apeman.

Tarzan will be directed by David Yates, who is most famous for calling the shots in the final four Harry Potter movies.

Samuel L Jackson is rumoured to play an ex-mercenary who assists Tarzan in his mission to save the Congo from a vengeful warlord.

Chastain recently received a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her performance in Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty.