Alison Pill (“The Newsroom”) will co-star in the movie, which John Madden is directing from a script by first-time screenwriter Jonathan Perera. Ben Browning will produce for FilmNation, while Patrick Chu will serve as executive producer.
Chastain will star as a seasoned D.C. lobbyist who finds personal and professional redemption pushing for reasonable gun legislation, which has been a controversial topic in America of late.
EuropaCorp bought the “Miss Sloane” package at the Toronto International Film Festival before partnering with FilmNation to produce the project. EuropaCorp will fully finance the film and handle distribution.
Lacy, who can currently be seen in “Carol” opposite Rooney Mara, previously starred in the acclaimed indie movie “Obvious Child” and in the last season of NBC’s “The Office.” He returns to TV next month, reprising his role as Fran Parker on the fifth season of HBO’s “Girls,” which starts on Feb. 21.
Lacy recently wrapped production in London on “Their Finest Hour and a Half” with Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy, and he next stars alongside Dakota Johnson and Rebel Wilson in “How to Be Single,” which hits theaters on Feb. 12.
Lacy is represented by UTA and Beth Rosner Management.