Hollywood? Lynn doesn’t know if she can eat another bite. We’re still digesting the feast that was the presidential election. But now they’re already serving up a new political drama in “Miss Sloane.” Good thing the bottomless Mr.Van Vliet is here to explain.
Now that the election is over, it’s time to get laws passed — and that’s where a lobbyist comes in. Lobbyists are usually behind the scenes campaigning for their cause, but in “Miss Sloane,” one ends up in front of the politicians.
Jessica Chastain (as Elizabeth Sloane): “Lobbying is about foresight.”
Politics and Hollywood collide in “Miss Sloane.”
Jessica Chastain (as Elizabeth Sloane): “I use whatever resource I have.”
Jessica Chastain plays Elizabeth Sloane, a high-powered lobbyist who jumps from one side of the gun control debate to the other — and ends up in the line of fire.
Jessica Chastain: “I was fascinated by the subject matter. I didn’t really know how the American political system works, and I wanted to understand what a lobbyist does.”
After Elizabeth leaves the firm where she earned a reputation for being ruthless — she’s targeted by her former co workers who are out to discredit her.
Jessica Chastain: “I think as an audience member, you will be surprised by all the twists and turns in the film.”
When Elizabeth crosses an ethical line, she ends up testifying before Congress and facing the wrath of John Lithgow.
John Lithgow: “It’s about the lobbying industry and it’s about legislating a single bill and the bill involves gun control. So, naturally, that is a hard sell on the hill.”
Elizabeth seems like she has no moral compass — but by changing firms, she shows she has limits.
John Lithgow: “You don’t want to miss a second. The tension builds and builds and builds. She is a character who you want to dislike, but you grow to like her.”
It doesn’t matter where you stand on gun control, or what your political views are — “Miss Sloane” is a look at both sides of a Washington war — and the people who will do anything to win.
Jessica Chastain: “I’m hoping that Liz Sloane will surprise a lot of people. You won’t know what her motivations are and what she intends to do, the little tricks she has up her sleeve.”
One of the reasons Jessica took on the role in “Miss Sloane” is because of the director, John Madden.
Jessica and John worked together in 2010 on the movie “The Debt” and she loved the idea of working with him again.
“Miss Sloane” is now in theaters.
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