WHO’S IN IT?
Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Idris Elba (The Mountain Between Us), Kevin Costner (Dances with Wolves), Brian d’Arcy James (Spotlight), Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids), Michael Cera (Superbad), J. C. MacKenzie (The Wolf of Wall Street), Bill Camp (Gold), Graham Greene (The Green Mile), Jeremy Strong (Selma), Matthew D. Matteo (The Mad), Joe Keery (Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party), Natalie Krill (Casino Jack), Claire Rankin (One of Our Own), Madison McKinley (Lenox Avenue), Khalid Klein (Chambers Gate), Victor Serfaty (film debut), Jon Bass (Baywatch), Samantha Isler (Captain Fantastic)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Aaron Sorkin (film debut), director, writer; Mark Gordon (The Patriot), Matt Jackson (End of Watch) and Amy Pascal (Spider-Man: Homecoming), producers; Daniel Pemberton (Steve Jobs), composer; Charlotte Bruus Christensen (The Girl on the Train), cinematographer; Alan Baumgarten (American Hustle), Elliot Graham (Milk) and Josh Schaeffer (Would You Rather), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Molly Bloom (Chastain) is an Olympic-class skier who also runs one of the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker games for a decade, with her clients including Hollywood royalty, sports athletes, business tycoons, and the Russian mob. It is this last connection that leads to her becoming the target of an FBI investigation, and her only ally when she is arrested is criminal defence lawyer Charlie Jaffey (Elba), who soon learns that there’s more to Molly than she lets on…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Aaron Sorkin makes his directorial debut with his own script about the wild and very true tale of the poker empire established by Molly Bloom, and complimenting his trademark witty back-and-forth dialogue is an all-encompassing lead performance by Jessica Chastain.