Jessica Chastain plays a tough resilient woman and shows it in a new trailer for the upcoming movie, “Molly’s Game,” a tale of female empowerment against incredible odds in the world of underground gambling.
Chastian, as Molly Bloom, is fiercely determined to make her own way as the queen of underground poker. Saying she’s got game would be an understatment.
The real life Molly is a beautiful, young, Olympic-class skier who ends up running an exclusive high-stakes poker game that attracts Hollywood royalty, sports stars and wealthy moguls, who ante up $250,000 just to get into the game.
Like most things, however, Molly’s world was too good to last. It came crashing down in the middle of the night when her house was raided by 17 FBI agents armed with automatic weapons.
By then, Molly had been running her game for a decade and was deep into the Russian mob.
The movie includes an all-star cast. Samantha Isler plays teenage Molly, Idris Elba plays Charlie Jaffey, Molly’s lawyer and Kevin Costner is Molly’s father, a clinical psychologist.
The cast also includes Brian d’Arcy James, Chris O’Dowd, Michael Cera and J. C. MacKenzie.
With the movie, Chastain joins the ranks of other actresses, like Jennifer Lawrence, who are landing in films about female empowerment.
Lawrence starred in the 2015 film “Joy,” about Joy Mangano, a divorced mother of two, working as a booking clerk for Eastern Airlines, who built a business empire out of a mop.
Check out the trailer below, the first to be released. The film hits theaters Nov. 22, kicking off the holiday film season.