- The official trailer has been released for the upcoming film, Molly’s Game. Idris Elba co-stars in the flick with Jessica Chastain.
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, who learned that there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led us to believe.
Of course, Chastain will play Bloom, while Elba will play her criminal defense lawyer, her only true ally throughout the ordeal, especially during the aftermath. He comes to see more to Molly than the vacuous headlines about her extravagant life suggest.
It is acclaimed writer Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut. He also wrote the script.
“The casting of Jessica and Idris in the two lead roles is any filmmaker’s dream come true. They’re two of the greatest actors of their generation, paired for the first time, and their chemistry will be electric,” said Sorkin in an earlier interview.
eOne and The Mark Gordon Company financed. Gordon is also producing with Amy Pascal, via her Pascal Pictures. Leopoldo Gout is executive producer.
Elba can currently be seen in The Dark Tower, now in theaters.