In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in Washington D.C. and willing to bend the rules for her clients. When asked to help oppose a bill that imposes regulations on firearms, she instead joins a scrappy boutique firm that represents the backers of the law. Her defiant stance and determination to win now makes her the target of powerful new enemies who threaten her career and the people she cares about.
So intriguing are the driven, smart and compromised characters, and so infinite are the dramatic possibilities at the intersection of big business and politics, that a vastly expanded small-screen take built around these characters, and others like them, would be quite welcome.
The Hollywood Reporter
In a movie that likens passing legislation to pulling off a massive heist, eventually departing from reality altogether in a series of late-game twists so intricate they would make Danny Ocean blush, the sheer velocity of Chastain’s performance holds it all together.
This is not my favourite type of film: despite that, I found myself engaged, interested and impressed beyond words by the performance of Chastain. And if it is your sort of film, I suspect you will be waxing even more lyrical.”
Eye for Film
Miss Sloane sits squarely on the shoulders of Jessica Chastain’s performance and she responds with awards-worthy work that single-handedly elevates the film
Golden Globe Nomination: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama (Jessica Chastain)
Critics: 64% Audience 74%
Critics positive review 75% Audience liked it 68%
Stockbridge Audience: TBC