Kevin Costner is in talks to join Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba in “Molly’s Game” for STX Entertainment.
Chastain plays Molly Bloom, a skier who, after her Olympic dreams were dashed, headed to Los Angeles and became a cocktail waitress. She soon rose through the social circuit to become an organizer of underground poker games for the Hollywood elite until the FBI shut her down.
Elba plays Bloom’s criminal defense lawyer who learns that there’s much more to Molly than the tabloids suggest. Costner will play Bloom’s father.
Aaron Sorkin is adapting the script and makes his directorial debut on the project which Mark Gordon and Amy Pascal will produce.