Go broke or go home in Aaron Sorkin’s teaser trailer ‘Molly’s Game’

“I’m Molly Bloom…do you know about me?”


How many times have you ever been so deep in a game of poker, that the only thought in your mind was betting your 1941 Captain America issue #1 that was given to you by your grandfather just so that you can get the keys to your car back and get the heck out of dodge? Oh, just me? Um… well, I guess… hey! Don’t judge me, ok? Here, take a look at the new teaser trailer for the directorial debut of Aaron Sorkin, Molly’s Game.

In the Oscar-winning screenwriter’s first at bat, this film serves as the vehicle to tell the true story drama stars Jessica Chastain as Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game for more than a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by gun-wielding FBI agents. The film, written and directed by the man behind such films as The Social Network, A Few Good Men, and Moneyball, carries the Sorkin-esque vibe throughout the teaser, as we see brief snippets of the lifestyle led by Molly, and the games she’s hosted.

Official synopsis: 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 full trailer will be released tomorrow! Molly’s Game also stars Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Jeremy Strong, Chris O’Dowd, and Bill Camp, and it opens in theaters on November 22nd.

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