The Stakes Are High in the First Trailer for Master Wordsmith Aaron Sorkin's Directorial Debut - Maxim

The Stakes Are High in the First Trailer for Master Wordsmith Aaron Sorkin's Directorial Debut

Jessica Chastain runs a shady poker ring in 'Molly's Game.'
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Aaron Sorkin, the idiosyncratic screenwriter behind A Few Good MenThe Social Network and The Newsroom, makes his long-awaited directoral debut with Molly's Game.

The biopic, which just debuted its first trailer, details the rise and fall of Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain), a hard-edged former professional skier who finds her second calling in underground poker.

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In short order, Molly amasses celebrity clientele and more power and money than she knows what to do with.

"I was in a room with movie stars, directors and business titans. They were going all-in, all the time. 

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Sadly, all good things must come to an end. The trailer also charts her run-ins with the FBI, with Idris Elba on the case as her criminal defense lawyer.

The film is based on the autobiographical 2014 novel Molly's Game: From Hollywood's Elite to Wall Street's Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker. Thankfully, Aaron shortened the title.

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See how it all pans out on November 22, when Molly's Game hits theaters.