Molly's Game [Movie Tie-In]: The True Story of the 26-Year-Old Woman Behind the Most Exclusive, High-Stakes Underground Poker Game in the World
Now a major motion picture, written and directed by Aaron Sorkin and starring Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, and Michael Cera--the true story of Hollywood's poker princess who gambled everything, won big, then lost it all. When Molly Bloom was a little girl in a small Colorado town, she dreamed of a life without rules and limits, a life where she didn't have to measure up to anyone or anything--where she could become whatever she wanted. She ultimately got more than she could have ever bargained for. In Molly's Game , she takes you through her adventures running an exclusive high-stakes private poker game catering to such clients as Hollywood royalty like Leonardo DiCaprio and Ben Affleck, athletes, billionaires, politicians, and financial titans. With rich detail, Molly describes a world of glamour, privilege, and secrecy in which she made millions, lived the high life, and fearlessly took on the Russian and Italian mobs--until she met the one adversary she could not outsmart: the United States government. It's the story of how a determined woman gained--and then lost--her place at the table, and of everything she learned about poker, love, and life in the process.