Jessica Chastain‘s performance in the title role in Miss Sloane has been earning raves like this one, from Variety’s Peter Debruge: “[I]t’s engaging — make that downright electrifying — to watch a female star as strong as Jessica Chastain carry a film about a D.C. lobbyist who risks her reputation for a cause she believes in.” To get a sense for yourself of the magnetic character she’s created, watch the new Yahoo Movies exclusive clip above.
In the scene, dubbed “That Is How We Win,” Chastain’s Elizabeth Sloane delivers a detailed tactical briefing to her political squad, while her partner (Mark Strong) offers support and Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s team member watches on with a mixture of awe and horror. In just a short snippet, it captures the fierce, take-no-prisoners attitude Chastain brings to the screen, and conveys the sort of rapid-fire dialogue that drives this suspenseful drama, written by Jonathan Perera and directed by John Madden (Shakespeare in Love, The Debt).
Chastain’s compelling performance figures to put her in awards season discussions. Miss Sloane debuts in select theaters the day after Thanksgiving, on Nov. 25, and expands into theaters nationwide on Dec. 9.
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