‘Molly’s Game Trailer: Don’t Play With Jessica Chastain
What? Another movie about an Olympic-class skier who runs an exclusive high-stakes poker game who then gets investigated by the FBI and has to decide whether to turn over her computer files in exchange for immunity? When is Hollywood going to stop remaking the same ideas over and over?
We kid, because we’re excited. Molly’s Game, the first film as a director from Social Network writer and West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin, looks good. Jessica Chastain stars as Molly Bloom, who falls into the underground poker world and becomes phenomenally successful in it. But things fall apart and she needs the help of a skeptical lawyer, played by Idris Elba, to stay out of prison. Here’s the official plot synopsis:
Molly’s Game is based on 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.
Michael Cera (and his hair) appears as one of Chastain’s clients, and Kevin Costner also shows up at Molly’s supportive father. (It’s not easy to build a multimillion dollar business, even with the help of organized crime!) Molly’s Game opens in theaters on November 22.