Molly’s Game is a crime drama starring Jessica Chastain based upon the real life story of Molly Bloom a one time competitor skier who ended up running a high stakes poker ring.
When a serious injury ends her dreams of competing in the Olympics in skiing, Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain) discovers a new calling: organizing high-stakes, underground poker games. She finds great success at first by catering to celebrity clients, but when her poker game is raided by the FBI for hosting members of the Russian mob, she turns to a charismatic lawyer (Idris Elba) to help keep her out of jail. Kevin Costner and Michael Cera co-star. Iconic screenwriter Aaron Sorkin makes his directorial debut with this biopic, which is adapted from Bloom’s memoir.