The Oscar winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin also known for The West Wing and The Newsroom will direct the upcoming New Poker Movie ‘Molly’s Game’ based on the true story of Molly Bloom. This will be his first time directing a movie however he has a lot of experience directing tv dramas such as the 2 previously mentioned.
Molly Bloom ‘The Poker Princess’ is known for the hosting of underground poker games for celebrities and other high rollers until the federal government organised a crackdown on the underground poker world. Celebrities including Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Tobey Maguire and Leonardo DiCaprio are said to have played in poker games run by Molly Bloom.
In March 2011, 20 FBI agents stormed the game however Molly Bloom was visiting family in Colorado and of course was nowhere near that poker game. The FBI still knew she was involved and wanted to talk to her about her involvement in the illegally organised poker games.
It wasn’t until 2013 that Molly Bloom was arrested as part of the gambling ring for hosting illegal poker games but never received any jail time. She was given a fine said to be $125,000 and received probation instead while some players did actually receive prison time for their roles.
It is rumoured that Molly Bloom made over $1 million hosting these poker games and even has a book which was published back in 2014 labelled “Molly’s Game: High Stakes, Hollywood’s Elite, Hotshot Bankers, My Life in the World of Underground Poker” WOW, what a title!!! You can buy this in E-book form from Amazon or a hard copy from Angus & Robertson or BookDepository.com
In any case this will be one fascinating movie and with Aaron Sorkin directing it should be brilliant to watch.