'Concussion’ Star To Play in Gun-Control Drama

Miss Sloane, a gun-control drama that is sure to bring tears to the eyes of all those who believe that federal top-down gun-control is the answer to preventing mass shootings, just added another star to its cast list.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who starred with Will Smith in the recent hit movie Concussion, is in final talks with FilmNation and EuropaCorp to join the team of Miss Sloane.

The politically charged story revolves around Elizabeth Sloane, played by Jessica Chastain as a political fixer with a tough past who is asked to take charge of a promising Congressional campaign to pass gun legislation that would clamp down on background checks for gun owners. Finding herself opposed by the intimidating power of the gun lobby she musters her infamous skills, and driven by a desire to win ends up endangering her career and those close to her.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw will play a gun-control lobbyist with a secret.

The movie, currently in casting mode has recruited Jessica Chastain as Elizabeth Sloane, Michael Stuhlbarg, Alison Pill, and is directed by John Madden and written by Jonathan Perera.

The film comes hard upon the heels of pleas for gun-control at the Sundance Film Festival 2016.

Sundance showcased at least five gun-control movies, lending a mike to gun-control lobbyists in the wake of last year’s mass shooting epidemic.

Speaking Is Difficult, is a documentary short about the San Bernardino, Calif. mass shootings. Dark Night follows the aftermath in the lives of those affected by the 2012 Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting. As You Are is a teen drama that criticizes the availability of firearms.

Newtown and Under the Gun both document the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and call specifically for gun law reform.

Left out of Hollywood’s limelight are the stories of bad guys with guns who were stopped by good guys with guns, and the victims of gun violence who still believe in the Second Amendment.

Although the gun-control lobby’s agenda is misguided, it nevertheless uses the powerful medium of cinema to reach every stratum of society with its message. 

Americans who still believe in the Second Amendment must not let their stories be left in the shadows.

Mairead McArdle
Mairead McArdle
Mairead McArdle is a writer for MRC Culture.