Coming soon at a theatre near you! Molly's Game is the next poker movie that Hollywood is gambling on. Molly Bloom (played by Jessica Chastain), the so-called "Poker Princess", ran some of the biggest cash games in Los Angeles and New York City before she got indicted by the FBI.
Molly's Game features the directorial debut of Aaron Sorkin. According to an interview with EW, Sorkin explained, "Anybody who's heard of the story, what they know about it is that there was celebrity game with these movie stars that was run by this very attractive woman. That's a small piece of the story. We tell that story in Molly's Game. But the real story being bigger than that."
Legendary screenwriter Aaron Sorkin is finally making the jump from writer to director. Sorkin penned some of the most-loved TV shows and films over the last 20 years including The West Wing, Sports Night, A Few Good Men, The Social Network, and Moneyball. Sorkin racked up ton of accolades as a writer in Hollywood including a coveted Oscar. However, Molly's Game marks the first time he helmed a film as a director. Can one of the most talented writers in Hollywood make the jump as a director?
For his first film, Sorkin tapped a top-notch cast including Jessica Chastain, Kevin Costner, Idris Elba, and Michael Cera.In Hollywood circles, everyone has been anxious awaiting the directorial debut of Sorkin. In poker circles, everyone in interested in if Hollywood can finally pull off a good movie about poker.
The film is set to debut at the Toronto Film Festival at the end of August.
STX Entertainment said they will release Molly's Game on November 22.
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