's directorial debut, Molly's Game, offers plenty to get your teeth into. Here's our review...
Aaron Sorkin is to writing what Meryl Streep
is to acting – one of a few screenwriters who is visible and renowned enough that he's automatically a player in the awards season conversation whenever he gets a new movie made. And just in time for the end of the year, here comes Molly's Game.
As with his recently nominated scripts The Social Network, Moneyball and Steve Jobs
, his directorial debut is also based on the exploits of a real life figure. Adapting the memoir of the same name, Molly's Game is about “self proclaimed Poker Princess” Molly Bloom
, who became the subject of tabloid infamy a few years ago, when she was outed as the brains behind a prestigious underground poker empire frequented by celebrities, CEOs and mobsters.Jessica Chastain
plays the title character across 12 years of her lie,