Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin Tapped To Adapt “Molly’s Game”

Critically acclaimed screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, one of Hollywood’s most notable scribes, has been tapped to adapt the private memoirs of the “poker princess”, Molly Bloom through her book “Molly’s Game.”

The poker world should be familiar with the story of Bloom, the one-time Los Angeles waitress that went on the be the notorious hostess for the famed Hollywood Home Games which allegedly featured big time A-list actors like Tobey Maguire, Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon.

Sorkin is an Oscar winning writer for his work on adapting Ben Mezrich's book “The Social Network” as well as cranking out other crowd pleasers you may have seen like “Moneyball” and “A Few Good Men” as well as the critically acclaimed HBO drama “The Newsroom.”

Bloom, of course, found her poker hosting gig come to a grinding halt when she was busted and arrested in New York, copped a plea, forfeited $125k and got probation. Her book, “Molly’s Game” came out on June 24 of this year and, so far, is mostly noted for calling Spider-man a “loser.”

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