Just a day after it was announced that Natalie Portman in Jackie has entered the Best Actress Oscar race, the trailer and poster for Jessica Chastain’s gun-control drama Miss Sloane has dropped.
Chastain plays the titular character, a Washington lobbyist set on passing a strict gun-control bill. The trailer, and Chastain, gives a bit of Zero Dark Thirty toughness and is full of suspense and drama. I kept expecting her to say “I’m the motherf–ker that founded this bill.”
Miss Sloane also stars starring Chastain, Mark Strong, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Stulbarg, Alison Pill, Jake Lacy, Sam Waterston and John Lithgow and was directed by John Madden (the Oscar-winning Shakespeare in Love). It opens December 9 from EuropaCorp, which is, incidentally, also the opening day of Fox Searchlight’s Jackie. Interesting symbiosis there.
Here is the trailer and poster courtesy of Entertainment Weekly: