Jessica Chastain runs a far-reaching underground poker circuit in Molly’s Game, the new directorial debut from prolific rat-a-tat screenwriter Aaron Sorkin. The film’s first trailer, aside from showing off an incredible cast, looks to have Sorkin’s typical rapid fire high-tone dialogue and… kind of a generic story?
Check it out:
MOLLY’S GAME is the true story of Molly Bloom a beautiful, young, 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.
The true story angle doesn’t necessarily interest me, but maybe I’m shortchanging this movie based on one meh trailer. Chastain is joined by Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Spotlight‘s unsung hero Brian d’Arcy James, and Graham Greene as a judge. It’s a beyond solid cast, I just wish there was something more here.
Molly’s Game will hit theaters November 22, about the time Chastain’s Miss Sloane snuck into multiplexes last year.