The star of Zero Dark Thirty and Take Shelter is to be honoured at the upcoming 40th edition of the Deauville Film Festival.

The Deauville American Film Festival is to pay tribute to Hollywood actress Jessica Chastain at the upcoming edition of the festival, which runs September 5 to 14.

Previous recipients have included Julianne Moore, Annette Bening, Susan Sarandon, Robin Wright and Naomi Watts.

The Festival presented her with its “New Hollywood” award in 2011.

Chastain’s credits include Terrence Malick’s Tree Of Life, Al Pacino’s Wilde Salome and Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty.