Molly’s Game is a 2017 American biographical crime drama film directed by Aaron Sorkin and produced by Mark Gordon, Amy Pascal and Matt Jackson. The screenplay was written by Aaron Sorkin and is based on the book ‘Molly’s Game’ by Molly Bloom.
Rated: R (movie contains language, drug content and some violence)
Run Time: 2h 20min
Release Date: December 25, 2017 (USA)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Director: Aaron Sorkin
Studio: STX Films
Budget: $30 Million
Box Office: $59.3 Million
Molly’s Game stars Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Jeremy Strong, Chris O’Dowd, J.C. MacKenzie, Brian d’Arcy James, Bill Camp, Graham Greene, Natalie Krill, Madison McKinley and Angela Gots.
Molly’s Game is the true story of Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain), a world-class mogul skier with Olympic aspirations before she was severely injured during qualifying which ends her skiing career.
Instead of following her original plan of attending law school, Molly decides to take a year off and move to Los Angeles. Molly works as an assistant to Dean Keith (Jeremy Strong) who runs an underground poker game frequented by Hollywood stars, billionaires, mobsters, athletes and businessmen. After Dean fires her for becoming chummy with the players, Molly starts her own game and takes the players with her. She continues these games, in New York and Los Angeles, for many years, all while raking in a small fortune of her own.
Eventually the lifestyle gets to be too much and she stops the games but that doesn’t stop the FBI from investigating and arresting her for operating an illegal gambling ring. Molly enlists the help of a hesitant attorney Charlie Jaffey (Idris Elba) to help beat the charges. But in order to do so, and without revealing the names of her players, Molly and Charlie must prove to the court that her actions were legal.
“I was raised to be a champion. My goal was to win. At what and against whom, those were just details.” – Molly Bloom
“There’s a new offer on the table: complete immunity if you hand over the hard drives.” – Charlie Jaffey
“You’ve seen what’s on those hard drives. Families, lives, careers will be ruined.” – Molly Bloom
“You’re not taking a percentage of the pot.” – Louis Butterman
“No.” – Molly Bloom
“Keep it that way because you don’t want to break the law when you’re breaking the law.” – Louis Butterman
“Am I breaking the law?” – Molly Bloom
“Not really.” – Louis Butterman
“We’re able to find out for sure aren’t we? Laws are written down.” – Molly Bloom
“You’ve managed to build a multi-million-dollar business using not much more than your wits.” – Larry Bloom
“I’m about to be charged in a federal court.” – Molly Bloom
“Well, nobody’s perfect.” – Larry Bloom
Official Movie Trailer
Jessica Chastain as Molly Bloom
Idris Elba as Charlie Jaffey
Kevin Costner as Larry Bloom
Michael Cera as Player X
Jeremy Strong as Dean Keith
Chris O’Dowd as Douglas Downey
J.C. MacKenzie as Harrison Wellston
Brian d’Arcy James as Brad Marion
Bill Camp as Harlan Eustice
Graham Greene as Judge Foxman
Natalie Krill as Winston
Madison McKinley as Shelby
Angela Gots as B