Jessica Chastain and Mark Strong Star in ‘Miss Sloane’

Jessica Chastain Smiling Photo
Jessica Chastain (Photo by Richard Chavez)

Director John Madden (Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) has started filming the political thriller Miss Sloane starring Jessica Chastain (Crimson Peak, The Martian). EuropaCorp announced the start of production on the drama which also stars Mark Strong, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Stuhlbarg, Alison Pill, Jake Lacy, Sam Waterston, and John Lithgow.

Jonathan Perera wrote the screenplay and Ariel Zeitoun, Ben Browning, and Kris Thykier are producing. EuropaCorp and FilmNation are aiming for a 2017 theatrical release.

Madden’s crew includes director of photography Sebastian Blenkov, production designer Matthew Davies, editor Alexander Berner, and costume designer Georgina Yarhi.

The Miss Sloane Plot:

In Miss Sloane, a ruthless and highly successful political strategist, Elizabeth Sloane (Chastain), exposes the cutthroat world of D.C. lobbyists working on both sides of the gun debate. New legislation requiring more stringent background checks for gun purchases is gaining traction in the Senate, and Sloane is approached to spearhead the campaign, pitting her against formidable and powerful political opponents. Deploying her notorious skills and driven by a desire to win at all costs – she jeopardizes those closest to her, and puts her own career at risk.