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Jessica Chastain gun-control drama Miss Sloane sets December release

John Madden is directing from a script by Jonathan Perera

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Miss Sloane is going to Washington this winter.

EuropaCorp and FilmNation’s political drama starring Jessica Chastain as an ambitious lobbyist who risks her career on Capitol Hill to pass stricter gun-control legislation will open in theaters Dec. 9, EW has learned exclusively.

John Madden (Shakespeare in Love) is directing the film, which also stars Mark Strong, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Stuhlbarg, Alison Pill, Jake Lacy, and Sam Waterston. Jonathan Perera wrote the original screenplay.

With its timely subject matter and end-of-the-year release date, Miss Sloane would seem to be positioned as an award-season hopeful.

On its Dec. 9 date, Miss Sloane is currently scheduled to open opposite STX’s horror movie The Bye Bye Man, Paramount’s comedy Office Christmas Party, and Cohen Media Group’s drama The Salesman.