At 26, Molly Bloom became the subject of an FBI investigation into an underground poker ring involving Hollywood’s elite. Bloom, an Olympic-class skier ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game for ten years before being arrested.
Bloom wrote a memoir of her time hosting the game entitled ‘Molly’s Game: From Hollywood’s Elite to Wall Street’s Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker.’ Stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire attended Molly’s game.
Aaron Sorkin has won numerous awards including Emmys, Golden Globes, and an Oscar. ‘Molly’s Game’ will be his first time directing.
‘Molly’s Game’ will hit theaters in the middle of awards season, premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival later this month.
It will be Idris Elba and Jessica Chastain’s first time working together, on which Sorkin commented to Variety, saying:
The casting of Jessica and Idris in the two lead roles is any filmmaker’s dream come true. They’re two of the greatest actors of their generation, paired for the first time, and their chemistry will be electric.
Michael Cera, Brian d’Arcy James, Chris O’Dowd, Bill Camp, Graham Greene, Claire Rankin and Kevin Costner also star. ‘Molly’s Game’ hits theaters November 22.
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