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Old 09-07-16, 02:23 PM   #1
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Molly's Game (2017, D: Sorkin) S: Chastain, Elba, Cera

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Michael Cera is in negotiations to join Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba in Molly’s Game, the directorial debut of Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin.

The Mark Gordon Co. is producing with Amy Pascal and her Pascal Pictures banner the adaptation of the Molly Bloom's Molly’s Game: From Hollywood's Elite to Wall Street's Billionaire Boy's Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker.

STX, EOne and The Mark Gordon Co. are financing the project. STX will distribute in the U.S.

Chastain is starring as the film's title character, Molly Bloom, a skier who, after her Olympic dreams were dashed, headed to Los Angeles and became a cocktail waitress. But she rose through the social circuit to became an organizer of underground poker games for the Hollywood elite, with players including Ben Affleck, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire. Her poker games came to an end when she was arrested by the FBI.

Cera will portray a character named Player X, an elite player who happens to be a celebrity who develops a unique relationship with Bloom. A November start date is being penciled in.

Cera was one of the voice stars of Sony’s surprise hit Sausage Party and also lends his voice to the character of Robin in Warner Bros.’s Lego Batman Movie, which is due to open Feb. 10, 2017.

Before he shoots Molly’s Game, Cera will shoot Captain Dad with Will Ferrell and Catherine Keener.

Cera is repped by ICM Partners, Thruline Entertainment and Lichter Grossman.
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Old 09-07-16, 04:07 PM   #2
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re: Molly's Game (2017, D: Sorkin) S: Chastain, Elba, Cera

Sounds like an interesting subject. I'll be interested to see Sorkin's directorial ability.
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I suspect Sorkin will be a shitty director
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re: Molly's Game (2017, D: Sorkin) S: Chastain, Elba, Cera

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I suspect Sorkin will be a shitty director
Well, if he wrote the film too, I'd be very interested...
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Old 09-07-16, 07:30 PM   #5
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re: Molly's Game (2017, D: Sorkin) S: Chastain, Elba, Cera

I imagine he'll have good acting, non-standout visual style with lots of tracking shots.
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re: Molly's Game (2017, D: Sorkin) S: Chastain, Elba, Cera

I'm in!

And I don't know how she does it but Chastain seems to get more attractive with every role.
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re: Molly's Game (2017, D: Sorkin) S: Chastain, Elba, Cera

Chastain looks incredible in this. Movie looks good too - I usually enjoy Sorkin's stuff.
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Molly's Game (2017) -- W/D: Aaron Sorkin, S: Chastain, Elba, Costner




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MOLLY’S GAME is based on the true story of Molly Bloom, an 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.

In Theaters November 22, 2017

Cast: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Chris O'Dowd, Michael Cera, Joe Keery, Rachel Skarsten, Graham Greene and Brian d'Arcy James

Director: Aaron Sorkin

Writer: Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin. Based on the memoir by Molly Bloom


Producers: Stuart M. Besser, Mark Gordon, Leopoldo Gout, Matt Jackson, Lauren Lohman, Lyn Lucibello and Amy Pascal

Has a great cast and Aaron Sorkin wrote and directed it.

However, I don't know if the subject will appeal to the folks here. Nobody here watched Miss Sloane.

Can't say I'm fired up for it by viewing that trailer. Although Chastain does look freaking hot.
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re: Molly's Game (2017, D: Sorkin) S: Chastain, Elba, Cera

I dunno. I like both Chastain and Sorkin, but this looks too much like another Miss Sloane. Basically, Chastain gives a great performance as always, but that's really all the movie has going for it and that's not enough to appeal to the masses. We may be surprised by Sorkin's directing, but I feel it would have been best entrusted to someone else . Also, unless that release date is a limited one, this is going to get crushed over Thanksgiving weekend.
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re: Molly's Game (2017, D: Sorkin) S: Chastain, Elba, Cera

I don't think it'll crush it financially either, but I do think a movie about underground gambling has more mass appeal than a movie about political lobbying during a vicious political season.
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This looks really good, especially that second trailer. I'll see this for sure.
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Re: Molly's Game (2017, D: Sorkin) S: Chastain, Elba, Cera

I like reading the books movies are based on, so I came across this. 90% of the time when a movie is based on real life people, the actor or actress is much better looking than the real life counterpart...but after seeing the real Molly, I'd say she gives Jessica Chastain a run for her money.



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