Screenwriter, producer, and playwright Aaron Sorkin (‘West Wing,’ ‘Steve Jobs,’ ‘Moneyball,’ ‘Social Network,’ ‘A Few Good Men’) is set to step behind the camera to make his directorial debut with an adaptation of Hollywood “poker princess” Molly Bloom’s memoir ‘Molly’s Game,’ says Deadline.
Bloom was a world-class skier since she could walk, however, after her Olympic dreams were dashed, the talented and headstrong woman decided to get a waitressing job in Los Angeles. Through a bizarre set of circumstances as well as untapped entrepreneurial skills, she ended up making millions by running, for eight years, the most exclusive high-stakes poker game in the world. Her clients ranged from iconic stars like Leonardo DiCaprio and Ben Affleck to politicians and financial titans so powerful they moved markets and changed the course of history.
The young woman’s life has been shrouded in glamour, privilege, and secrecy, one where she fearlessly took on the Russian and Italian mobs—until she met the one adversary she could not outsmart, even though she had justice on her side: the United States government.
‘Molly’s Game’ is set up over at Sony Pictures with Sorkin’s ‘Steve Jobs’ producer Mark Gordon and Amy Pascal producing.