Oscar Winner Arron Sorkin to Make Directorial Debut with Molly’s Game

It has been confirmed that Arron Sorkin, famous screenwriter & Oscar winner for his script The Social Network, will be making his directorial debut on Molly’s Game, the private memoirs of the “poker princess” Molly Bloom.

This is the first time Sorkin will take up directorial duties despite being behind the hugely successful series The West Wing and The Newsroom.

Famous in the poker world already for her Hollywood Home Games, which allegedly featured big time A-list actors like Tobey Maguire, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, Bloom’s story documents her rise from word-class skier to one-time LA waitress to salacious poker hostess before the tables finally turning on her. She also famously called Tobey Maguire out on his bad attitude, labeling him “a loser”.

The film that has now taken root at Sony Pictures. More details are expected soon but we can’t wait to see how it develops.

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Watch These Two

High Stakes Poker Players Beat the Crap Out of Each Other

For Charity

Phil Laak and Antonio Esfandiari provide the pregame festivities!

Thanks to our friends at Poker Central, you can watch high stakes poker pros Sorel Mizzi and Brian Rast beat the living daylights out of each other for a good cause.

The proceeds go to benefit Raising for Effective Giving (REG).

And when you’re done, watch Mizzi tell PokerNews’ Sarah Herring the story of how the fight came to be and what he did to prepare.

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