MOLLY’S GAME Casts Michael Cera, Jessica Chastain & Idris Elba

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Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing) is set to make his directorial debut with Molly’s Game and has cast Michael Cena, Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba.

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Molly’s Game tells the story of Molly Bloom, played by Chastain, a former Olympic athlete who turns to cocktail waitressing in Los Angeles. She then turns into an organizer of high stakes poker games involving A-list Hollywood stars. Dubbed “The Poker Princess,” Bloom forms a close bond with one of the Hollywood elite known as Player X, played by Cera. Elba’s role has not yet been revealed.

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The film is based on the memoirs of Molly Bloom which is titled *deep breath* Molly’s Game: From Hollywoods’ Elite to Wall Street’s Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker. The adaptation is set to begin filming in November

SOURCE: theplaylist.net