STX Entertainment has released the first trailer for Aaron Sorkin‘s directorial debut, Molly’s Game, which tells the true story of Molly Bloom, a professional skier turned underground poker organizer who ran the most exclusive high stakes game in the world. The film stars Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Jeremy Strong, Chris O’Dowd, and Bill Camp.
Molly’s Game will premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival and open in theaters November 22nd.
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.