The Mark Gordon Company has optioned the rights to Molly Bloom’s memoir “Molly’s Game” with acclaimed scribe Aaron Sorkin set to adapt and Mark Gordon to produce.
Sorkin and Gordon, who are also behind the Danny Boyle-directed Steve Jobs biopic in the works at Sony Pictures, will spin the story of the high-achieving world-class skier and political science major who failed to make the Olympic team and decided to take a year off.
Through a bizarre set of circumstances, she ended up running the most exclusive high-stakes poker game in the world for nearly a decade – until the FBI intervened.
The script is one of several book adaptations Sorkin is working on. Another is an adaptation of Andew Young’s “The Politician” about the rise and fall of presidential hopeful John Edwards, and a take on Michael Lewis’ “Flash Boys” about high-frequency traders in the US equity market.