We have all seen his magic in the script writing of the Steve Jobs’ life’s account and now he is doing another one with Molly Bloom’s memoir. Initially, it was going to be another one of his flicks where he would participate as a screen writer but now it turns out that he is going to direct it too.
Molly Bloom’s memoir is about her life as a sports star and her transition into a poker magnate. Producer of the film Mark Gordon confirmed this and he along with former Sony boss Amy Pascal booked the rights first for the Hollywood elite’s memoir.
The story of a master skier since childhood and then a nationally recognized business tycoon at the age of 21 while still in college is going to rock the theatres probably in 2017. Someone barely missing Olympics, turning into a waitress and then turn a billionaire with poker sure makes for an interesting story. This game totally is a game of skill made her a multi billionaire which the 9-5 working class can only dream about and she would not have stopped until the FBI came calling.
These are the only confirmed reports and the shooting will start soon this year. In comparison to other games and sports, poker is not very much explored the subject in Hollywood because there is no loud music or inspiring pushups maybe but given correct storytelling and screenplay and direction poker is one of the most interesting topics to be explored. If the adrenaline rush can be captured well in detective movies then they will sure make for an interesting observation for this game.