Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing) is set to make his directorial debut with Molly’s Game and has cast Michael Cena, Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba.
Molly’s Game tells the story of Molly Bloom, played by Chastain, a former Olympic athlete who turns to cocktail waitressing in Los Angeles. She then turns into an organizer of high stakes poker games involving A-list Hollywood stars. Dubbed “The Poker Princess,” Bloom forms a close bond with one of the Hollywood elite known as Player X, played by Cera. Elba’s role has not yet been revealed.
The film is based on the memoirs of Molly Bloom which is titled *deep breath* Molly’s Game: From Hollywoods’ Elite to Wall Street’s Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker. The adaptation is set to begin filming in November