It’s the first look at Jessica Chastain as the real-life high-stakes poker kingpin Molly Bloom.
Here’s the trailer for Molly’s Game, a true-crime story about a former Olympic skier-turned-illegal poker kingpin. Fun! Intriguing! Aaron Sorkin will be writing and, for the first time in his career, directing. Feel free to have an opinion on that one way or the other. Here’s the trailer, featuring no end of pretty shots and, of course, nice fast talking:
Here’s the official synopsis, courtesy of STX entertainment:
Molly’s Game is the true story of Molly Bloom a beautiful, young, 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.
Good thing we got “beautiful” and “wielding automatic weapons” in there, just to cover any suspicions this might be a boring movie. It stars Jessica Chastain as the titular Molly, and will also feature GQ best boy Idris Elba, along with Kevin Costner, Chris O’Dowd, Michael Cera, and Rachel Skarsten.
Molly’s Game comes out on November 22.
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