Posted September 14, 2015 5:47 pm by Comments

By Bob Owens

Jessica Chastain will presumably study under some of the best sociopaths and pathological liars in the world to learn how to play a convincing gun control supporter.

Hollywood’s obsession with ramming their immorality down our throats never seems to end.

EuropaCorp has acquired worldwide rights to “Miss Sloane,” Variety has learned.

The gun control drama was one of the hot packages going into this year’s Toronto International Film Festival and the auction for the picture was highly competitive. The film stars Jessica Chastain and is directed by John Madden of “Shakespeare in Love” fame. Production is slated to take place in 2016.

FilmNation put the project together. It will partner with EuropaCorp on the film and produce the picture.

“Miss Sloane” is the second notable sale of Toronto, after Paramount acquire the Meryl Streep biopic “Florence Foster Jenkins” earlier on Saturday. The market, which is now in its third day, has gotten off to a sluggish start, as buyers seem to be wary of the feverish bidding at Sundance last winter that led to a string of underperforming titles at the summer box office.

First-time screenwriter Jonathan Perera wrote “Miss Sloane,” which centers on a lobbyist’s efforts to push through tighter federal laws …read more

Source:: Bearing Arms

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