World’s Most Exclusive High-Stakes Poker Game

Deal, flop, turn, river, and showdown: There are some things more tense than the final moments of a high-stakes game of poker. (In this case, Texas hold’em.)

The film Molly’s Game, which stars Jessica Chastain and arrives in theaters on Christmas Day, takes moviegoers on a high-stakes trip into the world of underground poker. The story, about a world-class skier named Molly Bloom, who went on to conduct the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game (only to become an FBI target), represents famed screenwriter Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut.
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