TOP U.S. MOVIE STAR TO FEATURE IN POKER FILM?
Kevin Costner in talks with producers of Mollys Game.
The producers of Mollys Game, a biographical movie about celebrity poker organizer and poker princess Molly Bloom, are reportedly in talks with top US movie star Kevin Costner, who may join the cast as Mollys father.
The entertainment industry publication Empire Online says shooting will soon start under the direction of Aaron Sorkin, who has already signed up Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba for starring roles as Molly and her defense lawyer.
Empire observes that Molly Blooms story is fascinating and includes superb skiing skills to Olympic standards and a keen business brain, which ultimately enabled her to make millions from organizing celebrity high stakes poker tournaments but eventually brought her into conflict with the Federal Bureau of Investigation after it was discovered that some of her players had ties to organized crime in Russia.