Jessica Chastain in talks for Aaron Sorkin film Molly's Game
Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut may have found its leading lady. Jessica Chastain is in talks to lead the poker memoir adaptation Molly’s Game, EW has confirmed.
Chastain would play the title role of Molly Bloom, who spent eight years running secret, high-stakes poker games for the millionaires of Hollywood and Wall Street. Sorkin adapted the script from Bloom’s 2014 memoir of the same name.
Interestingly, Chastain was reportedly eyed for a role in Sorkin’s last film project Steve Jobs (possibly the role that won Kate Winslet a Golden Globe), but the Zero Dark Thirty actress did not end up in the biopic. Molly’s Game would mark Chastain’s first collaboration with Sorkin.
Sony Pictures declined to comment. The news was first reported by The Wrap.