A new trailer of Molly’s Game was released today and it’s coming big for the Oscar race!
Chastain plays Molly Bloom, a young woman who works her way up from unappreciated assistant to running one of the most elite underground poker rooms in New York City. Her game regularly attracts titans of industry, celebrities (represented here by Michael Cera’s character, “Player X”), and other assorted millionaires and billionaires. Minimum buy-ins reach a cool quarter of a million, and her hustle soon becomes “one of the world’s most exclusive and decadent man caves.”
Of course, there’s one small problem. The Russian mafia is involved. Which soon attracts another small problem of an FBI investigation: Bloom, a principled hustler, refuses to rat out her regular players even at the behest of her lawyer, played by Idris Elba.
“Not to spoil the ending, but that’s when the Government raided my game, and took all of my money, assuming all of it was made illegally, which it wasn’t,” says Chastain in the first few seconds of the latest trailer.
Molly’s Game premiered last month at the Toronto International Film Festival where it received rave reviews, and you can judge for yourself when the film comes out November 22nd. Watch the new trailer below: