Molly’s Game is based on the true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran one of the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her.
Molly’s Game is a true story and a character study of everyone depicted in it. It’s a morality play, a cautionary tale, a walk through the exclusive world of private game high-stakes poker, a.
Molly's game became the game for those in the know - celebrities, business moguls and millionaires. Molly staged her games in palatial suites with beautiful views and exquisite amenities. She flew privately, dined at exquisite restaurants, hobnobbed with the heads of Hollywood studios, was courted by handsome leading men and was privy to the world's most delicious gossip - until it all came.
Now, Bloom will tell the story behind the high-stake poker games — which included Hollywood A-listers Tobey Maguire, Ben Affleck, and Matt Damon — in a new book titled Molly’s Game: High.
Molly’s Game: High Stakes, Hollywood’s Elite, Hotshot Bankers, My Life in the World of Underground Poker will be released by It Books on June 24 and the HarperCollins buzz machine has gone.
Molly's Game. The two biggest poker movies to date are Rounders and the recently released Molly’s Game, both of which take place in the world of underground poker clubs.After watching Molly’s Game I told my wife about the time I once played in an illegal underground poker club and how it was a far cry from what you will see in Aaron Sorkin’s new movie.
Molly’s world was leagues apart from the casual poker most of us enjoy when we play a few hands online from the comfort of home. These games were held in exclusive hotels, such as The Peninsula in L.A., or at the luxury private residences of the stars, with all the trimmings you would expect supplied by Molly and her huge team.
Molly’s Game is based on a book by the real Molly Bloom, played here with calm determination by Jessica Chastain. Molly Bloom is hyper competitive. She was an Olympic level skier. The skiing was in spite of two steel rods in her back straightening her spine. Jessica Chastain sat ramrod straight in the film. I appreciated that attention to detail. At the beginning of the film, Molly is.