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Deal Michael Cera in.

The actor is in talks to join Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba in Aaron Sorkin’s poker biopic Molly’s Game, Cera’s manager confirmed to EW.

Sorkin adapted the movie from Molly Bloom’s memoir of the same name about the former world-class skier who ran an exclusive, high-stakes poker game for nearly a decade until she was arrested by the FBI in 2013. This marks the first time Sorkin — an Oscar-winning screenwriter — will direct a feature film.

Cera would play Player X, a celebrity player who develops a unique relationship with Chastain’s Bloom. Elba will play Bloom’s criminal defense lawyer.


The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.