Sunday, 30 November 2014

Aaron Sorkin adapting Molly's Game

With The Newsroom now embarked on its third and final season, Aaron Sorkin recently announced that he's largely done with television. And he certainly seems to be focusing on film projects, picking up a variety in recent months. News arrives via Deadline that he set add one more to his pile, signing on to adapt Molly Bloom's memoir Molly's Game for Mark Gordon.

Bloom seems like a fascinating subject for Sorkin to handle, and to prove that he hasn't lost his touch when it comes to writing for women, as has been feared. A world-class skier since she could walk, she became a nationally ranked business mogul at 21 while still excelling in college. She just missed out on joining the Olympic team upon graduating and took a year off to live in Los Angeles, choosing the unlikely path of waitressing. Thanks to her business acumen, she ended up making millions by running the world's most exclusive high stakes poker game for eight years before the FBI came calling.

Sorkin, who has worked on the Steve Jobs script for Danny Boyle (127 Hours) which Gordon is also producing, has recently been adapting Moneyball (2011) write Michael Lewis's financial trading book Flash Boys and The Politician, which chronicles the rise and fall of American political hopeful John Edwards, and which Sorkin has considering directing.

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