“Empire”, new behind-the-scenes feature, has just been released for the brilliantly crafted Molly’s Game, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut starring Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain.
Centered around Molly Bloom, the Olympic-class skier who found herself running the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game, Molly’s Game is part drama, part thriller and part in-depth character study. The combination is lethal as you witness a powerful woman take command and make her presence known in a male dominated industry.
While the footage in “Empire” plays more like a long trailer than anything else, you do get a few soundbites from Sorkin, Chastain and the real Molly Bloom, providing some additional perspective to the story and its players.
Molly’s Game co-stars Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Jeremy Strong and Chris O’Dowd. Its slated for select theaters on Christmas Day before going wide the following week.