Kevin Costner In Talks To Sign Onto Molly’s Game
If Costner does end up signing onto the movie, he will play project lead Jessica Chastain‘s father. The movie, which is based on the memoir of the same name by author Molly Bloom, is set to be directed by screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, marking the first time the Academy Award-winning Social Network scribe has helmed a film:
Chastain is starring as the film’s title character, a skier who, after her Olympic dreams are dashed, heads to Los Angeles and becomes a cocktail waitress. But she rises through the social circuit to became an organizer of underground poker games for the Hollywood elite, with players including Ben Affleck, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire. When a Russian mob connection surfaces, the FBI moves in and Molly’s card game is over.
The movie focuses on her relationship with her criminal defense lawyer (Elba), who learns there’s much more to Molly than the tabloids led the world to believe.
Costner will play her father, who believes in tough love.
Entertainment One and The Mark Gordon Company are financing the feature, and Mark Gordon is producing with Amy Pascal via her Pascal Pictures banner. Leopoldo Gout serves as an executive producer. STX Entertainment will distribute the pic in the U.S.
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