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Thursday, February 18, 2016

MISS SLOANE Starring @jes_chastain Has Starred Production

EuropaCorp announced today that principal photography on the political thriller MISS SLOANE began on February 17th, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. It will be directed by John Madden (THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE) and Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain (ZERO DARK THIRTY, INTERSTELLAR) stars in the title role of Elizabeth Sloane.

Ariel Zeitoun will produce for EuropaCorp alongside Ben Browning for FilmNation and Kris Thykier for Archery Pictures. Patrick Chu (FilmNation) serves as the executive producer. Jonathan Perera wrote the original screenplay.

Also starring in the film are Mark Strong (TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (BELLE), Michael Stuhlbarg (A SERIOUS MAN), Alison Pill (THE NEWSROOM), Jake Lacy (HOW TO BE SINGLE), Oscar-nominated actor Sam Waterston (THE KILLING FIELDS, LAW AND ORDER), and John Lithgow (INTERSTELLAR, DEXTER).

In MISS SLOANE, a ruthless and highly successful political strategist, Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain), exposes the cutthroat world of D.C. lobbyists working on both sides of the gun debate.
New legislation requiring more stringent background checks for gun purchases is gaining traction in the Senate, and Sloane is approached to spearhead the campaign, pitting her against formidable and powerful political opponents. Deploying her notorious skills and driven by a desire to win at all costs - she jeopardizes those closest to her, and puts her own career at risk.

MISS SLOANE is a riveting political thriller that delves into the complexities of one of the most pressing and fiercely-fought issues in contemporary America.

The behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Sebastian Blenkov, production designer Matthew Davies, editor Alexander Berner, and costume designer Georgina Yarhi.
Slated for release in 2017, MISS SLOANE is a presentation of EuropaCorp and FilmNation to be distributed globally by EuropaCorp.

About EuropaCorp
EuropaCorp is a global film and television studio founded by visionary director, screenwriter and producer Luc Besson (THE BIG BLUE, LA FEMME NIKITA, LÉON: THE PROFESSIONAL. THE FIFTH ELEMENT, THE LADY, and LUCY). EuropaCorp has produced the phenomenally successful TAKEN and THE TRANSPORTER franchises, and the global blockbuster LUCY, among other successful films worldwide. EuropaCorp recently began distributing its own films in the United States throughout the subsidiary RED and through output deals in key international markets. The studio's upcoming slate includes SHUT IN, starring Naomi Watts; the comedy NINE LIVES, directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and starring Kevin Spacey and Jennifer Garner; the action-thriver THE LAKE, directed by Steven Quale and starring Sullivan Stapleton and JK Simmons.

EuropaCorp is also involved in the selling of international rights, television production, home entertainment, video on-demand and exhibition through its first multiplex at Roissey-en-France's 'Aéroville.'
For more information please visit: www.europacorp-corporate.com

About FilmNation Entertainment
With an exceptional 2016 slate that emphasizes both creative integrity and commercial potential, FilmNation Entertainment has rapidly expanded its financing and production of high-level independent films while becoming one of the industry's most prolific and respected production companies led by veteran producers Aaron Ryder and Ben Browning. FilmNation is consistently ranked as one of the highest-grossing independent international film distributors and continues to break its own worldwide box office records year after year having reached more than $200 million in international box office alone in both 2014 and 2015. The company's previous and upcoming titles have received a great amount of Academy Award recognition with nearly 50 Oscar nominations and wins. Coming this Fall are two of the company's own productions including Denis Villeneuve's STORY OF YOUR LIFE starring Amy Adams and John Lee Hancock's THE FOUNDER starring Michael Keaton. The 2016 slate also includes work from many of the world's most renowned filmmakers including: Berlin In Competition Official Selections GENIUS starring Jude Law, Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman, as well as longtime collaborator Jeff Nichols' MIDNIGHT SPECIAL starring Michael Shannon and Kirsten Dunst. The company has financed the highly anticipated World War II drama HHhH starring Jason Clarke and Rosamund Pike along with Jim Broadbent starrer THE SENSE OF AN ENDING. Untitled films from Terrence Malick and Woody Allen will round out the 2016 slate along with John Carney's SING STREET, Pedro Almodóvar's JULIETA, and Marc Webb's GIFTED.

FilmNation's previous sales line-up showcases the work of many of today's most exciting, established and up-and-coming filmmakers including back to back Toronto International Film Festival Audience Award winners: THE IMITATION GAME starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley and Lenny Abrahamson's ROOM starring Brie Larson based on the bestselling book by Emma Donoghue. Previously released titles include: Woody Allen's IRRATIONAL MAN; Academy Award Best Picture winner THE KING'S SPEECH; Alexander Payne's NEBRASKA; MR. HOLMES starring Ian McKellen; Terrence Malick's KNIGHT OF CUPS starring Christian Bale and Natalie Portman; J.C. Chandor's ALL IS LOST starring Robert Redford; Pedro Almodóvar's THE SKIN I LIVE IN and LOS AMANTES PASAJEROS; Sofia Coppola's THE BLING RING; Jonathan Glazer's UNDER THE SKIN starring Scarlett Johansson; Steven Soderbergh's MAGIC MIKE and SIDE EFFECTS; among many others.

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