As part of the package, Michael De Luca will produce alongside John Legend for their respective banners, Michael De Luca Productions and Get Lifted Film Co. The book was a hit with young adult readers and was written by Jason Reynolds. It has an unusual premise. The story takes place in sixty seconds, as a young man struggles to decide whether or not he’s going to murder the guy who killed his brother. Another dash of unorthodoxy: the book unspools in free verse and is set in an elevator. “Long Way Down” was a finalist for the National Book Award.
De Luca is an Oscar nominee, whose credits include the “Fifty Shades” trilogy, “The Social Network,” and “Moneyball.” Legend is best known for his work as a singer and songwriter
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Like most wordsmiths, Aaron’s worship of the written word includes a healthy consumption of literature. His fifth consecutive adaptation, Molly’s Game assuredly demonstrates the screenwriter’s unmistakable style and signifies that even the most accomplished ink-slinger continuously has a need to sharpen his craft.
The true story of the tabloid-dubbed, or self-proclaimed “Poker Princess” Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain), dependant on who you ask, Molly’s Game
That’s not entirely a bad thing. The story of underground poker titan Molly Bloom should be told with a light touch. Bloom’s tale is almost too full of highs and lows to be believed. Yet it’s all true. Bloom really was one of the nation’s finest young skiers, before a devastating injury ruined her
Molly’s Game review by Paul Heath.
Molly’s Game review
Following outstanding screenplays such as A Few Good Men, Moneyball and The Social Network, Aaron Sorkin makes his directorial debut with Molly’s Game, another true story based around the exploits of Olympic skier turned Hollywood poker princess, Molly Bloom.
Adapting from Bloom’s memoir ‘Molly’s Game: From Hollywood’s Elite to Wall Street’s Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker’, Sorkin has crafted a two hour-plus opus that engages from the opening frame.
Jessica Chastain leads the cast as Bloom, a charismatic, focussed former professional athlete who was once ranked as the number three mogul competitor in north America. Injury forced her to switch careers,
Sorkin doesn’t want the life story; he wants the life rights. He wants to take the facts, sharpen them until they can cut through all the noise, and
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"I was super smart to make that decision. I really can't give myself enough credit," Sorkin said with a wry smile when discussing his movie at the Toronto Film Festival as part of a master class he gave at the Glenn Gould Theater.
Sorkin, whose screenwriting credits include A Few Good Men, Moneyball and The Social Network, with his directorial debut portrays Molly Bloom, a former competitive skier who ran high-stakes,...
Zurich will present Sorkin with its Zff Career Achievement Award at a gala ceremony on Oct. 4. The event will be followed by the European premiere of Sorkin's directorial debut, Molly's Game.
Sorkin won an Oscar and Golden Globe for his screenplay to David Fincher's The Social Network. He got a best adapted screenplay Oscar nomination in 2011 for his script (co-written with Steven Zaillian and Stan Chervin) to Bennett Miller's Moneyball. The West Wing, the TV...
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Molly’s Game stars Jessica Chastain in the lead role, and is based on the memoirs of Molly Bloom, off of which Sorkin wrote the screenplay. The movie follows the true story of a highly talented skier, Molly Bloom, who ran one of the more exclusive poker games in the world. Molly soon became a target of the FBI. Her high stakes poker games had participants such as Hollywood stars and top level businessmen,
Aaron Sorkin directs for the first time with Molly's Game, a true story of poker, celebrities, and scandal...
It’s easy to say life is little more than a high stakes game. Who wins, who loses, and who gets to take home that pot at the end of the rainbow. For many years, the real winner was Molly Bloom, the subject of Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut, Molly’s Game. For almost a decade she ran an exclusive poker escape for the rich and powerful. It all came crashing down in the end, but now that she is being played by Jessica Chastain in a Sorkin film, it appears Molly will be coming out on top again.
Sorkin, who won an Oscar for The Social Network’s screenplay and has also written the screenplays for Steve Jobs, A Few Good Men, and Moneyball, appears ready to craft
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