“What makes you feel good about losing? Winning.” – Molly Bloom
Growing up in a family of overachievers, losing was not an option for childhood skiing prodigy Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain, The Zookeeper’s Wife, Take Shelter). A spinal condition at 12 years old should have taken her off the slopes for life, but Molly was back skiing moguls in 18 months. After a freak accident at the US Olympic trials ends her career, she moves to Hollywood and tries something new: poker. Working as a personal assistant by day and a poker hostess by night, it is not long before Molly’s talent and entrepreneurial spirit find her running her own game. Transformed into the “Princess of Poker,” Molly’s game, abounding with Hollywood A-listers and business tycoons, became the most exclusive, and discreet. But when Molly becomes the target of an FBI investigation, her former clients are nowhere to be found. With her lawyer Charlie Jaffey (Idris Elba, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) as her only ally, will she still support them?
In his directorial debut, award-winning film and television screenwriter Aaron Sorkin adapts Molly’s own memoir for the big screen with all of the wit and dazzle we have come to expect from his work. Sorkin’s bold and precise direction is the perfect match for his larger-than-life real-world heroine. Chastain brings it yet again as Molly Bloom. Poker gave Molly respect in what she believed was an inaccessible world. Molly’s Game will give film audiences the Sorkin thrill ride we have all been waiting for.
“Molly’s Game delivers one of the screen’s great female parts—a dense, dynamic, compulsively entertaining affair, whose central role makes stunning use of Chastain’s stratospheric talent.” (Peter Debruge, Variety)
“Sorkin both entertains and makes you lean in to absorb every detail of this wild tale, which boasts a stellar cast to help tell it.” (Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter)
“With Sorkin’s signature whip-crack dialogue driving an astonishingly assured directorial debut, Molly’s Game is an exhilarating, superbly crafted crime drama.” (Christopher Machell, CineVue)