[WATCH] ‘Miss Sloane’ interviews: Jessica Chastain, director John Madden, screenwriter Jonathan Perera dish political film

The riveting “Miss Sloane” opened in theaters November 25, and it couldn’t be more timely with what’s currently going on in America’s political climate. This EuropaCorp release stars Oscar fave Jessica Chastain as the title character, a ruthless political lobbyist who goes to any lengths as she tries to pass gun-control legislation. Gold Derby recently chatted with Chastain as well as director John Madden and screenwriter Jonathan Perera. Click each Oscar contender below to be taken to their complete video interviews.

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Jessica Chastain interview: “It’s an ambitious, over-prepared, one-step-ahead-of-you woman that actually mentors other women and takes them under her wing. Elizabeth Sloane operates at a much faster engine than I do…”

John Madden interview: “I’m kind of a junkie for the American political process. Anybody who stands outside American politics is, I would say, baffled by this very intransigent issue of legislation surrounding guns…”

Jonathan Perera interview: “It seemed like very fertile ground for a script. We’ve seen the politicians front-and-center in shows like ‘The West Wing’ and various movies as well. What we haven’t seen are the power-players behind the scenes, trading in influence, pulling the strings…”

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