Deal closes in a competitive Toronto International Film Festival market.


(September 12, 2015) - In the midst of a highly competitive film marketplace at this year's Toronto International Film Festival, EuropaCorp has partnered with FilmNation Entertainment to produce the political thriller Miss Sloane which will be directed by Academy Award® nominee John Madden (Shakespeare in Love), from a screenplay  written by Jonathan Perera. The film will star two time Academy Award® nominee Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) in the eponymous leading role and production is slated to begin in March 2016.  Ben Browning will produce for FilmNation Entertainment and Patrick Chu will be the executive producer.  EuropaCorp will fully finance the film and handle worldwide distribution. 


Miss Sloane tells the story of a powerful lobbyist (Chastain) who sacrifices her career on Federal Hill in order to successfully pass an amendment enforcing stricter gun control laws.


"The film's subject matter of gun control is an incredibly important issue in today's world," said EuropaCorp CEO Christophe Lambert. "John Madden and Jessica Chastain bring with them such a high level of artistry, making Miss Sloane a perfect addition to the EuropaCorp slate."


"We at FilmNation Entertainment are excited to be partnering with EuropaCorp," said Glen Basner CEO FilmNation Entertainment.  "And we are thrilled to see John Madden and Jessica Chastain working together again on what we know will be a highly entertaining and thought provoking film.”


UTA Independent Film Group represented FilmNation Entertainment on the deal.  Jessica Chastain is represented by CAA; Mosaic; and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller.  Jonathan Perera is represented by Scott Carr of Management SGC.



About FilmNation

FilmNation Entertainment is a leading distributor, financier and producer of independent films and is a destination for many of the world's most renowned filmmakers including Steven Soderbergh, Terrence Malick, Pedro Almodóvar, Woody Allen, Jonathan Glazer, Sofia Coppola, Jeff Nichols, J.C. Chandor, Rian Johnson, Anton Corbijn, Morten Tyldum, Lenny Abrahamson, Denis Villeneuve, and John Lee Hancock amongst many others.  Since being founded in 2008 by veteran film executive Glen Basner, FilmNation Entertainment has established itself as a home for specialty filmmaking with global appeal by focusing on a highly selective group of filmmakers and projects that emphasize both creative integrity and commercial potential. FilmNation Entertainment is consistently ranked as one of the highest-grossing independent international film distributors, has become a prolific and respected producer, and its titles are amongst the most critically lauded in the film industry.


FilmNation Entertainment produced two films in 2015 including Denis Villeneuve’s Story of Your Life starring Amy Adams and John Lee Hancock’s The Founder starring Michael Keaton - both to release in 2016.  The company is in development on The Good House to star Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro; among others.


FilmNation Entertainment's previous and upcoming sales line-up showcases the work of many of today’s most exciting, established and up-and-coming filmmakers including: Academy Award® winning The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley; Woody Allen’s Irrational Man; Academy  Award® Best Picture winner The King's Speech; Alexander Payne’s NebraskaMr. Holmes starring Ian McKellen; Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups starring Christian Bale and Natalie Portman; Genius starring Colin Firth, Jude Law and Nicole Kidman; Pedro Almodóvar’s The Skin I Live InLos Amantes Pasajeros and Silencio; among many others.


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 successfulTaken and Transporter franchises and the global blockbuster Lucy among others successful films worldwide.  EuropaCorp recently began distributing its own films in the United States and through output deals in key international markets.  The studio’s slate includes Shut Instarring Naomi Watts, the high-concept comedy Nine Lives directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and starring Kevin Spacey and Jennifer Garner, the action-thriller The Lake directed by Steven Quale and starring Sullivan Stapleton and JK Simmons, and Luc Besson's Valerian starring Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne.