WHO’S IN IT?
Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Mark Strong (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle), Alison Pill (Midnight in Paris), Michael Stuhlbarg (Steve Jobs), Jake Lacy (Carol), Sam Waterston (The Killing Fields), John Lithgow (The Accountant), David Wilson Barnes (Capote), Raoul Bhaneja (Cold Creek Manor), Chuck Shamata (Cinderella Man), Douglas Smith (The Bye Bye Man), Meghann Fahy (Those People), Grace Lynn Kung (Portrait of a Serial Monogamist), Al Mukadam (Breakaway)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
John Madden (Shakespeare in Love), director; Jonathan Perera (film debut), writer; Ben Browning (Ondine), Kris Thykier (Kick-Ass) and Ariel Zeitoun (Renegade), producers; Max Richter (Waltz with Bashir), composer; Sebastian Blenkov (The Riot Club), cinematographer; Alexander Berner (Resident Evil), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Elizabeth Sloane (Chastain) is a ruthless lobbyist operating within the high-stakes world of political power-brokers in Washington D.C., who has gained a reputation for doing whatever she can to win at any cost. However, when she takes on the most powerful opponent of her career, her shady past dealings threaten to come back and haunt her…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Jessica Chastain gives it her all as one of the most powerful and ruthless characters of her career thus far, and is gaining all sorts of praise for her performance alone.