Here's the trailer for Molly's Game, a true-crime story about a former Olympic skier-turned-illegal poker kingpin. Fun! It's actually the directorial debut of West Wing scribe and "please-don't-describe-me-as-the-Newsroom or-Studio-60" creator Aaron Sorkin, who (of course) also wrote the screenplay. This looks like an amalgamation of the two, with some poker, Jessica Chastain, and Idris Elba thrown in for good measure.
Check out the trailer below, the first to be released. (Gossip lovers might remember her stories about Tobey Maguire from a few years back.) But it all came crashing down in 2011, when she was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The real life Molly is a handsome, young, Olympic-class skier who ends up running an exclusive high-stakes poker game that attracts Hollywood royalty, sports stars and wealthy moguls, who ante up $250,000 just to get into the game.
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She also saw it taken when, as it turns out, doing business with the Russian mob brings unwanted attention by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Molly's Game opens in theaters on November 22nd. Then, the Federal Bureau of Investigation comes a-knocking and Molly hires a lawyer (Idris Elba), who advises her to name names.
The list of co-stars includes Idris Elba as Chastain's character's lawyer, Kevin Costner as her father, Chris O'Dowd, Brian d'Arcy James, Bill Camp, Graham Greene, and Claire Rankin.