Art and Experience: Aaron Sorkin is ready to get behind the camera. The screenwriter behind Steve Jobs and The Social Network will make his directorial debut with Molly’s Game, a film about Poker madam Molly Bloom. Sorkin had signed on as the movie’s screenwriter, and will now assume directing duties, as well.

Based on Bloom’s 2014 memoir, the film tells the story of how the “poker princess” came to run underground, high-stakes poker games for Hollywood celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Affleck, and Matt Damon. Bloom tried to make the Olympics as a skier, but became a cocktail waitress in Los Angeles after her hopes were dashed. It was there that she began hosting poker games in the Viper Club, which she continued to run for eight years before being arrested by the FBI.

No release date has been given for Molly’s Game, though THR reports that Sorkin is looking to meet with actresses soon.

 

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