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Poker memoir Molly's Game to serve as Aaron Sorkin's directorial debut

01.07.2016

I'm not certain why, but I've always sort of assumed that Aaron Sorkin must have directed something during his long career in Hollywood, but apparently that's not the case. That will soon be rectified as Deadline reports that Sorkin is set to make his directorial debut with MOLLY'S GAME, which is based on Molly Bloom’s memoir of the same name. MOLLY'S GAME deals with the world of high-stakes poker and chronicles the true story of how one young woman ran the most exclusive poker game in town.

A synopsis of "Molly's Game: From Hollywood's Elite to Wall Street's Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker" via Amazon:

In the late 2000s, Molly Bloom, a twentysomething petite brunette from Loveland Colorado, ran the highest stakes, most exclusive poker game Hollywood had ever seen—she was its mistress, its lion tamer, its agent, and its oxygen. Everyone wanted in, few were invited to play. Hundreds of millions of dollars were won and lost at her table. Molly’s game became the game for those in the know—celebrities, business moguls, and millionaires. Molly staged her games in palatial suites with beautiful views and exquisite amenities. She flew privately, dined at exclusive restaurants, hobnobbed with the heads of Hollywood studios, was courted by handsome leading men, and was privy to the world’s most delicious gossip, until it all came crashing down around her.

It's been over a year since Aaron Sorkin signed on to pen the script for MOLLY'S GAME and he must feel fairly confident about the script if he's willing to take his first stab at directing with it. We all know what an Aaron Sorkin script sounds like, but I'm very curious to discover what the man will do once he's firmly behind the camera. STEVE JOBS, Sorkin's last film, has been raking in the award nominations over the past month and you can read our own Chris Bumbray's review of the film right here.

Source: Deadline

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