Idris Elba is set to join Jessica Chastain on acclaimed scribe Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut feature “Molly’s Game” at Pascal Pictures, EOne and The Mark Gordon Co.
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 will play Bloom’s criminal defense lawyer who learns that there’s much more to Molly than the tabloids suggest. Amy Pascal will produce.