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Idris Elba, Jessica Chastain to star in Molly’s Game

Hollywood flick Molly’s Game, directed by Aaron Sorkin, will star English actor Idris Elba along with the film’s main lead, Jessica Chastain.

hollywood Updated: May 08, 2016 15:48 IST
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Directed by Aaron Sorkin, Molly's Game is the story a world-class skier who started running high-stakes card games after failing to qualify for the Olympics.
Directed by Aaron Sorkin, Molly's Game is the story a world-class skier who started running high-stakes card games after failing to qualify for the Olympics. (REUTERS | AFP)

English actor Idris Elba will work with Jessica Chastain in the upcoming Hollywood flick Molly’s Game, about a world-class skier who started running high-stakes card games after failing to qualify for the Olympics.

Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, who adapted the movie from Molly Bloom’s memoir of the same name, will make his directorial debut with the film, reported the Entertainment Weekly.

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Chastain, 39, will play the lead role of Bloom, who ran an exclusive poker game attended by Hollywood stars, athletes, business tycoons and Russian mobsters for years before she was arrested by the FBI.

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Elba, 43, will portray her criminal defense lawyer.

“The casting of Jessica and Idris in the two lead roles is any filmmaker’s dream come true. They’re two of the greatest actors of their generation, paired for the first time, and their chemistry will be electric,” Sorkin said while announcing the news.