The Scottish Mail on Sunday

Tensions run high in a thrilling poker drama


Aaron Sorkin’s directoria­l debut in 2017 (he also wrote the screenplay) is based on the memoir of Molly Bloom who, when her dream of becoming an Olympic skier was ended by injury, began running poker games involving celebritie­s, sports personalit­ies, business tycoons and the Russian mob – until the FBI caught up with her. Jessica Chastain plays

Bloom, with support from Idris Elba, Kevin Costner and Chris O’Dowd.

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