According to Deadline, Krysten Ritter, Alexandra Daddario, Teresa Palmer and Jessica De Gouw are all testing for the lead in the Marvel offering. All the girls fall within the 25-33 age group that the breakdown called for.
Ritter is best known for her work on sitcoms “Don’t Trust the B- in Apartment 23” and “Breaking Bad”, Daddario appeared in the “Percy Jackson” films, as well as the first season of HBO’s “True Detective”, Palmer is known for her work in such films as “Warm Bodies” and “The Sorcrerer’s Apprentice”, while De Gouw recently starred in the short-lived series “Dracula” and appeared as The Huntress on “Arrow”.
Shepherded by Melissa Rosnberg, “Jessica Jones” fixes on “a superhero suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder, which leads to her hanging up her costume and opening her own detective agency, where she ends up helping people and assisting other superheroes.”
The character of Luke Cage will also appear on the series, before headlining his own Netflix-streaming spin-off. Names linked in relation to the Cage role are Lance Gross and Mike Colter.
Here’s a description of Jessica Jones from Marvel.com :
Jessica Campbell Jones
Jessica Jones possesses superhuman strength; the parameters of her strength are unrevealed, but she can lift an automobile with no discernible effort. She possesses an enhanced level of resistance to physical injury, although she is unsure of whether or not she is bulletproof. She is also able to fly, although she is out of practice in doing so.
Jessica Jones is a reasonably skilled detective and hand-to-hand combatant.
Avengers; formerly Alias Investigations
Alias #22-23 (2003)