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For 'Miss Sloane,' Jessica Chastain created a lobbyist addicted to 'the win'

For 'Miss Sloane,' Jessica Chastain created a lobbyist addicted to 'the win'

When Jessica Chastain first read Jonathan Perera’s script for “Miss Sloane” a number of things immediately popped to her. There was the screenplay’s impressive “Sorkin-esque” dialogue. There was the opportunity to work with director John Madden, whom she first collaborated with on 2010’s “The Debt.”  And, there was Elizabeth Sloane herself, a top Washington, D.C., lobbyist whose hunger to win drives her to sometimes jaw-dropping extremes. 

“You can be addicted to drugs, alcohol, food, sex, whatever it is. Elizabeth is addicted to the win,” Chastain says. “Everything about her is about ‘the...

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