High Stakes Poker Memoir “Molly’s Game” Will Be Aaron Sorkin’s Directorial Debut

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The West Wing scribe is set to make is directorial debut with MOLLY’S GAME, an adaptation of Molly Bloom’s memoir.

A world-class skier since she could walk, by the time Bloom was 21, she was ranked No. 3 in North America in moguls while maintaining a 3.9 GPA as a political science major in college. After failing to make the Olympic team, she took a year off before law school and got a as a waitress in Los Angeles. Through a bizarre set of circumstances, Bloom ended up making millions by running the most exclusive high-stakes poker game in the world. Her life came crashing down when 17 FBI armed with automatic weapons rang her doorbell.

Sorkin signed on to the project when optioned the book back in 2014. joins Gordon as that is now set up at Pascal’s former home Sony Pictures.

The prolific scribe, who previously won the Oscar for his for The Social Network, is Golden Globe-nominated for his Steve Jobs and is a front runner for another Oscar nod. With a massive catalogue of critically acclaimed films and television series, including the Emmy-winning The West Wing and The Newsroom, Sorkin has somehow never stepped behind the camera before.

Sorkin is repped by and Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz.

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