A Captivating Combination Of Drama And Suspence

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 12:19

Award-winning scriptwriter, Aaron Sorkin, makes his directorial debut with a compelling action-packed drama about the life of Olympic skier and underground gambling queen, Molly Bloom. Sorkin, known for his work on box office hits, such as The Social Network, Steve Jobs, Moneyball, The American President and A Few Good Men, adapted the script for MOLLY’S GAME from Molly Bloom’s book and memoirs and managed to deliver a striking version of her story for the big screen. “In his overdue directorial debut, Sorkin both entertains and makes you lean in to absorb every detail of this wild tale, which boasts a stellar cast to help tell it,” says The Hollywood Reporter’s Todd McCarthy.

MOLLY’S GAME tells the story of a beautiful and competitive sportswoman (Jessica Chastain) who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade, before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons.

This suspenseful movie shows how she tries to protect her players, which included Hollywood royalty, sports stars and business titans during the court case that follows and how things gets even more complicated when she realizes that the Russian mob is also involved. Her only ally is her criminal defence lawyer, Charlie Jaffrey (Idris Elba), who soon learns that there is much more to Molly than the tabloids led the public to believe.

The film was officially launched at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2017 and has already received several awards, including two Career Achievement Awards for Aaron Sorkin at the Zurich Film Festival as well as the Denver International Film Festival. It was also named the Audience Favourite at the Mill Valley Film Festival.

Acclaimed actress and producer, Jessica Chastain, famous for movies like Interstellar, The Martian, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby and Miss Sloane stuns in the role of Molly Bloom and film critics predict that she might even win an award or two for her outstanding performance. Idris Elba (American Gangster, Thor, Pacific Rim, Star Trek Beyond) and the multi award-winning Kevin Costner (Dances with Wolves, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Tin Cup, The Postman, Message in a Bottle, The Guardian) also impress in their supporting roles. The cast also includes stars Michael Cera, Jeremy Strong and Justin Kirk.

MOLLY’S GAME provides the perfect combination of action, suspense and intrigue to captivate and impress any audience. Through a cleverly compiled script, good directing and outstanding acting, you’ll get to know Molly Bloom and forget about any preconceived ideas you might have had about who she is. It’s a story about a strong, ambitious woman who managed to stand her ground in a male dominated industry and about the price she, eventually, had to pay for it.

The movie is distributed by Ster-Kinekor Entertainment and will be released in cinemas on 12 January 2018.

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Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vu4UPet8Nyc

Die Perfekte Kombinasie Van Drama, Spanning En Intrige

Bekroonde draaiboekskrywer, Aaron Sorkin, maak sy debuut as regisseur met ’n aksiebelaaide, spanningsdrama oor die lewe van Olimpiese skiër en ondergrondse dobbelkoningin, Molly Bloom. Sorkin, wat bekend is vir sy werk op lokettreffers, soos The Social Network, Steve Jobs, Moneyball, The American President en A Few Good Men, het self die draaiboek vir MOLLY’S GAME geskep - met behulp van Molly Bloom se boek en joernale - en dit reggekry om haar storie op ’n aangrypende manier op die grootskerm vas te vang. “Sorkin kry dit reg om jou te vermaak en te fassineer met hierdie wilde verhaal, wat deur middel van ’n puik groep akteurs vertel word,” meen The Hollywood Reporter se Todd McCarthy.

MOLLY’S GAME vertel die verhaal van ’n pragtige en kompeterende sportvrou (Jessica Chastain), wat vir ’n dekade lank eksklusiewe, hoë risiko, ondergrondse poker-kompetisies gehou het, voordat sy een aand deur 17 FBI-agente, met outomatiese gewere, gearresteer is. Hierdie aksiebelaaide rolprent wys hoe sy probeer om haar spelers, wat Hollywood-bekendes, sporsterre en besigheidsmagnate insluit, te beskerm gedurende die hofsaak wat volg en hoe dinge warm word wanneer sy besef dat die Russiese mafia ook betrokke is. Haar enigste bron van ondersteuning is haar prokureur, Charlie Jaffrey (Idris Elba), wat gou besef dat daar baie meer agter die storie is as wat die skinderkoerante vertel.

Die fliek is in September 2017 by die Internasionale Rolprentfees in Toronto amptelik bekendgestel en het reeds verskeie toekennings opgeraap, waaronder twee Loopbaanprestasietoekennings vir Aaron Sorkin by die Zürich-rolprentfees en die Internasionale Rolprentfees in Denver. Dit is ook aangewys as die Gehoorgunsteling tydens die Mill Valley Film Festival.

Bekroonde aktrise en vervaardiger, Jessica Chastain, wat bekend is vir haar rolle in flieks soos Interstellar, The Martian, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby en Miss Sloane speel die rol van Molly Bloom. Volgens rolprentkritici lewer sy ’n uitstaand vertoning in die rol en daar word voorspel dat sy moontlik ’n toekenning of twee gaan inpalm. Idris Elba (American Gangster, Thor, Pacific Rim, Star Trek Beyond) en die multi-bekroonde Kevin Costner (Dances with Wolves, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Tin Cup, The Postman, Message in a Bottle, The Guardian) lewer ook indrukwekkende vertonings, terwyl bekendes soos Michael Cera, Jeremy Strong, Justin Kirk, ensovoorts ook in die fliek te sien is.

MOLLY’S GAME bevat die perfekte kombinasie van aksie, spanning en intrige om kykers vasgenael te hou en eindeloos te beïndruk. Deur middel van ’n slim saamgestelde draaiboek, knap regie en uitstaande toneelspel, leer jy vir Molly Bloom ken en word jou vooropgestelde idees, oor wie sy is, uit die weg geruim. Dis ’n storie oor ’n sterk, ambisieuse vrou, wat dit reggekry het om ‘koningin’ te kraai in ’n manswêreld en oor die prys wat sy daarvoor moes betaal.

Die fliek word versprei deur Ster-Kinekor Entertainment en sal landswyd vrygestel word op 12 Januarie 2018.

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Lokprent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vu4UPet8Nyc