The first big sale out of Cannes is currently in the works with the Aaron Sorkin-penned drama MOLLY’S GAME. STX Entertainment is closing in on a $9 million deal for the poker drama starring Idris Elba and Jessica Chastain.
Based on the 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 by poker maven Molly Bloom, the film will be the award-winning screenwriter’s directorial debut. If the deal closes, STX will acquire the U.S. and China rights to the film.
Sorkin’s most recent big-screen writing credit is the 2015 biopic Steve Jobs starring Michael Fassbender as the titular founder of Apple.
He is repped by WME.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer