“Gun Control Thriller” Miss Sloane Gets Green Light

Jessica Chastain wearing a Piaget watch (courtesy senatus.net)

EuropaCorp has acquired worldwide rights to Miss Sloane,” variety.com reports. “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 [above] 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.” Plot? The story’s pretty vague – as you’d imagine for a movie in its infancy – but . . .

First-time screenwriter Jonathan Perera [ED: actor in the 2012 Salmon Rushdie-based film Midnight’s Children] wrote “Miss Sloane,” which centers on a lobbyist’s efforts to push through tighter federal laws regulating guns. In the wake of the mass shootings in places like Newton, Conn. (sic) and the live television murder of two Virginia-based television reporters, the issue of gun violence is being hotly debated, making the project a hot-button one . . .

“The film’s subject matter of gun control is an incredibly important issue in today’s world,” said EuropaCorp CEO Christophe Lambert in a statement. “John Madden and Jessica Chastain bring with them such a high level of artistry, making Miss Sloane a perfect addition to the EuropaCorp slate.”

What does that tell you? What’s the bet that the bad guy is Wayne LaPierre or an unreasonable facsimile thereof? Should bomb, if I’m allowed to use that expression.


  1. avatar Hawkeye says:

    Don’t see it. Don’t talk about it. Never heard of it.

    Or hell go see it anyway. Its box office will be artificially inflated by the billionaire ballistic buy-alls.

  2. avatar EJQ says:

    Never heard of these people. Didn’t care for “Shakespeare in Love.” Doubt I’ll see it. Doesn’t sound like anything blows up, which is my kind of movie.

    1. avatar pdoggeth says:


      But Jessica Chastain was in Zero Dark Thirty!

      1. avatar Jeremy S says:

        And John Madden is an NFL icon!


        1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

          Haven’t you heard, the NFL doesn’t even want cops to carry guns at the games. The NFL is no better than this movie’s writer and staff.

    2. avatar Anon in CT says:

      Chastain is seriously hot, but that photo is still seriously ‘shopped.

      1. avatar NineShooter says:

        True, and true.

      2. avatar BigD says:

        She’s dustin off her gun control pimpin shoulder…lol. 😀

  3. avatar triple banger says:


  4. avatar Roy says:

    Overtly political liberal movies just don’t sell tickets anymore.

    1. avatar William Burke says:

      Gotta disagree; AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH (shudder) did pretty well.

    2. avatar Old Ben turning in grave says:

      Ever see the B movie, Machete with Danny Trejo? That not only sold tickets, it got very good reviews (despite being a bucket of cheese). Underlying the whole movie was an “America has no right to have borders and you are an evil redneck KKK member if you don’t agree” theme. It was filled with cartoonish characters based on leftist agitprop.

      Good fight and shootemup scenes, though (in the same sense that a candy bar is good food). But I now deeply regret validating it with the rental fee I paid.

      1. avatar Grindstone says:

        You’re seriously taking a political message from Machete?

  5. avatar BPCoop19 says:

    In the wake of the mass shootings in places like Newton, Conn. (sic) and the live television murder of two Virginia-based television reporters, the issue of gun violence is being hotly debated, making the project a hot-button one . . .

    So they’re just trying to turn a profit off of the deaths of innocent people. Got it.

  6. avatar Gov. William J. Le Petomane says:

    I bet it gets 4 stars! One for each viewer.

  7. avatar uncommon_sense says:

    I think the backers will nix the project when it gets horrible reviews at the test screenings in front of real people.

    1. avatar vv ind says:

      Depends where they test it. I’m pretty sure neither you nor I, or anyone else here for that matter will be invited to join the test pool

  8. avatar Rokurota says:

    Despite the liberal inclinations of the people in Hollywood, most of Hollywood’s output is favors strength, courage, and traditional values. That’s because all of our folk mythologies and literature are similiarly inclined, and every competent storyteller knows it. Indiana Jones will no more negotiate with Nazis than Beowulf will invite Grendel to tea. If Miss Sloane expects an audience, the climax will see Jessica Chastain fight off home invaders with a Mossberg Persuader.

    1. avatar barnbwt says:

      Probably a ‘Basterds’ ending where they systematically murder LaPierre and all other American gun owners.

  9. avatar Stinkeye says:

    Typical movie-industry hypocrisy. After making billions of dollars producing ultraviolent movies (like the Transporter and Taken series), they turn their attention to telling us all how guns are evil and we dirty proles can’t be trusted with them.

    Stay classy, EuropaCorp…

  10. avatar Chip in Florida says:

    I wish them all the best of luck with their project.

    Their opinions, and now movies, have no bearing on my reality or my rights.

  11. avatar Alex Peters says:

    It’s funny to see Hollywood get it wrong time and time again. I’ll bet they’re still trying to figure out why “American Sniper” was so successful. FWIW, this has straight to DVD written all over it. It’s unfortunate that Jessica Chastain is tied to this trainwreck since she was great in “Zero Dark Thirty”. Still plenty of time for her to drop out though.

    1. avatar Defens says:

      So is Ms. Chastain playing the role of a better looking and less cross-eyed Shannon Watts?

  12. avatar GuyFromV says:

    “Gun control thriller.” lol. Sounds like modern-day Reefer Madness stuff.

  13. avatar John B says:

    “If You Want To Send A Message, Use Western Union”
    attributed to Samuel Goldwyn

  14. avatar DaveL says:

    People just love preachy political movies. Keeps ‘ em on the edges of their seats.


    1. avatar Mister Fleas says:


  15. avatar LongPurple says:

    Somehow, I don’t think this could ever be as good a plot as seeing Lincoln pushing through the 13th Amendment.

    1. avatar anaxis says:

      Seeing Lincoln hunt vampires was more entertaining, and that’s not sayin’ much.

    2. avatar barnbwt says:

      It was entertaining because of all the shady and salacious details going on behind the scenes of such a noble endeavor. Worth mentioning that the movie did not fail to note the irony in the ignoble results of such altruism.

      1. avatar Timmy! says:

        Wait, are you talking about the 13th thing or the vampires?

  16. avatar CarlosT says:

    Erin Brockovich meets gun control. The problem being that Erin Brockovich won so you have a uplifting storyline, and two, there’s really no one on the pro-pollution side of the argument, so it’s extremely easy to build a “valiant protector woman fighting to save innocents against the greedy corporate Borg” narrative without too many people objecting. The equivalent for gun control “people are hurt using guns, so we want to use the government to step on your necks, because reasons”. Which will sell well in some markets, and horribly in a lot of others.

    1. avatar Southern Cross says:

      The movie will have an uplifting “Hollywood” ending where all the surviving evil gun owners are led off to re-education camps and their property redistributed to the needy. In the camps, the gun owners will undergo enhanced interrogation to determine the extent of their guilt before being herded to the showers for delousing.

      The progressive’s wet dream in a nutshell.

    2. avatar barnbwt says:

      “valiant protector woman fighting to save innocents against the greedy corporate Borg”
      With nice cans, don’t forget that, lol

  17. avatar PavePusher says:

    I wonder how many lies will be in the first 10 minutes of this fucktardery. Probably not suitable for a drinking game, unless you actually want to die…..

    1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

      One drink for every time they call it a clip, make sure you only do half a drink every time they say assault rifle/weapon, or like you said you may die.

  18. avatar Big E says:

    Looks like the ONLY thing going for it is a reasonably attractive chick as the star.

  19. avatar joe-in-NC says:

    And here I thought John Madden only knew football and education….

  20. avatar Jim says:

    That honestly sounds like it would be the most boring movie ever made.

    ‘Hey lets watch a movie about lobbyists!’

    1. avatar Stinkeye says:

      Oh, really? How about a movie about the origins of the governing body for international soccer?


      That turd grossed $918.00 in its opening (and only) weekend in the North American market. Ouch.

      1. avatar CarlosT says:

        That thing was so incredibly doomed. Non soccer fans don’t know or care about FIFA and soccer fans actively and passionately hate the guys running it. Most of that $918 was journalists and bloggers who took the hit to confirm, yes, it’s exactly as bad as it sounds.

  21. avatar Dean Carpenter says:

    It’s the counter punch to American Sniper. As Marv would say: “Is that the best you can do? You pansies!”

  22. avatar BDUB says:

    Is it too early to put on my tinfoil-hat and predict and associated theater shooting, engineered to pave the way to an Australian style gun grab? Yeah, probably…but whatever, you read it here first.

    1. avatar Stinkeye says:

      You’re being charitable by assuming it will make it to theaters. Betcha it bombs in test screenings and ends up direct-to-video.

    2. avatar Ing says:

      People would have to actually go see it…that might be a weak point in the plan.

  23. avatar Jonathan - Houston says:

    Will it have a dragon in it?! Because I really like dragons!

  24. avatar Brooklyn in da house says:


    Scroll down and take a look at what the budget was and how much they made.

    1. avatar CentralIL says:

      $80 million total box office on a $60 million production budget means Runaway Jury lost the studio money.

  25. avatar LarryinTX says:

    Plot my butt. Is she gonna get naked and mow down the bad guys?

  26. avatar AR says:

    “The American President Part II”. “Now Andrew Shepard really DOES go door to door to get the guns”.


  27. avatar lowell says:

    This will end up oscar bait and do well everywhere EXCEPT America. Just like how they planned Zero-Dark Thirty for an Obama win. This will be out just in time for the elections. And it will bomb because the reality is that America has more important things to worry about, like paying a mortgage on two barely above minimum wage jobs.

    1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

      The sad part of your statement is that Americans could pay a mortgage on minimum wage at one point in time.

      1. avatar LarryinTX says:

        Not on today’s houses, they couldn’t. Such houses were 800 sq ft firetraps and had no AC, 1/4 acre or less, jammed up against an identical house on each side, in a sketchy neighborhood. And if you missed a payment, you’d better have your bags packed.

  28. avatar Nelson says:

    Apparently, continuing her past Zero Dark Thirty #GovtTerrorist fairytale (which only a geopolitically clueless, gullible, lobotomized primate would believe) role of the dutiful regime court jester propagandist streak, Jessica Chastain the Hollyweird twat deludes going #LeniRiefenstahl-lian is a sound career choice.


  29. avatar Tom says:

    If they are going to have any degree of accuracy in this movie, they should show the mass arrests and democide in the closing scenes of the movie. Leftists assume that everyone is just sheep and will roll over for any government edict.

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