Back in January, it was announced that Oscar winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (of The Social Network & The West Wing fame) will be making his directorial debut by bringing the memoirs of poker hostess Molly Bloom to life.
It has now been announced that Idris Elba of The Wire and Luther has been cast as Bloom’s lawyer in the film.
For those unfamiliar with Bloom’s story, she is famous for running illegal high-stakes poker games with alleged celebrity players such as Toby Maguire, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon taking part in her games.
Elba joins Jessica Chastain (last seen in The Martian playing opposite Matt Damon) who will play “poker princess” Bloom.
You can read the full story about the casting over on The Guardian.