“Molly’s Game” Gets November 2017 Release

STXfilms has announced the release date for “Molly’s Game”. Variety is reporting that Aaron Sorkin’s “Molly’s Game” was bought by STX Entertainment for $9 million at Cannes last year, and will be released Nov. 22 — the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Sorkin’s directorial debut drama stars Jessica Chastain as Molly Bloom, the real life underground poker ringleader who wrote 2014’s “Molly’s Game: From Hollywood’s Elite to Wall Street’s Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker.”

Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Jeremy Strong, Chris O’Dowd, and Bill Camp also star. Mark Gordon, Amy Pascal, and Matt Jackson are producing.

“Molly’s Game” faces competition from Disney-Pixar’s “Coco” and MGM’s “Death Wish.” “Happytime Murders” will be up against Focus Features’ “Captive State” as well as an untitled comedy from Warner Bros. next year.

Lindsey