Um, no. Andy and Barbara Muschietti not only worked with Jessica Chastian in the past, they are good friends with her. It's most likely Chastain was always the choice for them and the studio. I think Amy Adams was a non-factor. Plus, Chastain is a fantastic actress who can knock this role out of the park. So, this is no lazy casting choice. Chastain is a strong casting pick for Bev.