Aaron Sorkin makes his directorial debut with Molly’s Game, inspired by true events. STXfilms has released the first trailer for the dramatic film starring Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Jeremy Strong, Chris O’Dowd, and Bill Camp. Sorkin also wrote the film, with Mark Gordon, Amy Pascal, and Matt Jackson producing.
Molly’s Game is heading to theaters on November 22, 2017.
The Plot: Molly’s Game is based on the true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned that there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led us to believe.