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Kevin Costner In Talks to Join Aaron Sorkin’s Directional Debut ‘Molly’s Game’

Sorkin. Chastain. Costner?

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In what’s shaping up to be an eccentric yet formidable cast, Kevin Costner is reportedly in talks to join the cast of Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut, “Molly’s Game.”

The film is already set to star Jessica Chastain as the titular Molly Bloom, an Olympic would-be who finds her way into a high-stakes, underground poker game, eventually becoming the target of an FBI investigation.

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The current cast also includes Idris Elba and Michael Cera, with Sorkin also adapting the memoir of the original Molly Bloom. Costner is in discussion to play Molly’s father.

Coming off 2015’s “McFarland, USA” and “Criminal” from earlier this year, Costner is also expected in the upcoming “Hidden Figures” as Al Harrison, opposite Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe.

Read more about this at The Hollywood Reporter.

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I read this book and while it had some interesting qualities I fail to see why anyone would want to make a movie from it. The real stuff was they Hollywood guys who played poker and how are you going to portray Leo or Toby Mc spider man? Sorkin is certainly a talented writer and it will be of interest to see what he extracts from the book…but can he direct?

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