“Molly’s Game” To Start Filming in November

Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut will be based on “Poker Princess” Molly Bloom’s memoir that created a stir when it came out back in 2014.

It looks like “Molly’s Game” the memoir that rattled the cage of many an A list celebrity (exclusively those who have a penchant for playing in illegal high stake poker games) — will start filming in November 2016.

Jessica Chastain (last seen in The Huntsman: Winter’s War and The Martian playing opposite Matt Damon) will play “poker princess” Bloom and everyone’s favourite Idris Elba of The Wire and Luther fame has been cast to play Bloom’s lawyer in the film.

This is the first time Sorkin will take up directorial duties despite being behind the hugely successful series The West Wing, The Newsroom and taking down an Oscar for his screenplay of the The Social Network.

You may remember that Bloom took a liking to friendly actors like Matt Damon and Ben Affleck but she painted Tobey Maguire in a less than heroic light — in fact she slated him — so it’ll be interesting to see how these famous faces are portrayed in the film, or if there will be any cameos.

We don’t think so, but here’s hoping.

Thanks to CardPlayer for the heads up. The film date is also confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter.

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