Aaron Sorkin to Adapt High-Stakes Poker Memoir Molly’s Game


Aaron Sorkin has plans to adapt Molly’s Game, a recently-released memoir by Molly Bloom about her experiences playing in high-stakes poker tournaments. Deadline has the news, reporting that The Mark Gordon Company secured the rights to the book, which is officially described as follows:

In the late 2000s, Molly Bloom, a twentysomething petite brunette from Loveland Colorado, ran the highest stakes, most exclusive poker game Hollywood had ever seen—she was its mistress, its lion tamer, its agent, and its oxygen. Everyone wanted in, few were invited to play.

Hundreds of millions of dollars were won and lost at her table. 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 exclusive 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 crashing down around her.

Sorkin’s latest, a still-untitled Steve Jobs biopic, is about to go into production with Danny Boyle at the helm.