It didn't take long for Jessica Chastain to attain her first Oscar nominations, earning one for The Help and another for Zero Dark Thirty. And at this point she's always a threat for another one in whatever role she takes...well, except for maybe The Huntsman Winter's War. Her next chance for an actual win could come this season with Miss Sloane, a film that finds her taking on the issue of gun control.
The first look at Chastain in the John Madden-directed film has arrived, showing her as Elizabeth Sloane, a lobby trying to push a major gun control measure. As anybody who has followed the issue of guns knows, getting traction on a bill is nearly impossible but then Congress has never had to face Chastain before.
Also starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Stuhlbarg, Alison Pill, Jake Lacy, Sam Waterston, and John Lithgow, Miss Sloane opens December 9th.