All eyes were on Molly’s Game at the start of the year. The film marked the directorial debut of Aaron Sorkin, and stars Jessica Chastain along with Idris Elba, with Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Chris O’Dowd in support.
It tells the true story of an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game and eventually became an FBI target. Her players included movie stars, business titans and, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob.
In this video Kerri McNally interviews The West Wing creator and his lead actress, talking about why he made Molly’s Game his directorial debut. Chastain (Molly Bloom) talks about what it was like taking on the challenge of playing such a formidable strong woman and how roles like this are so important for women in Hollywood.
The film is out now in UK cinemas
Jessica Chastain & Aaron Sorkin
Molly’s Game London Premiere Interviews
Molly’s Game UK Trailer
Molly’s Game TIFF Press Conference
Molly’s Game TIFF Premiere Interviews
Molly’s Game 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.