MOLLY’S GAME, starring Jessica Chastain, celebrated its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.
From the press release: “Molly’s Game is 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 (Idris Elba), who learned that there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led us to believe.”
Based on the book by Molly Bloom, Aaron Sorkin will make his directing debut on the film, which he co-wrote with the author. Kevin Costner also co-stars.
The movie opens wide November 22.