Aaron Sorkin, the Oscar-winning screenwriter behind A Few Good Men, The West Wing, The Social Network and recent biopic Steve Jobs, is set to make his first feature as director.
Deadline is reporting that Sorkin will be making his directorial debut with Molly’s Game, an adaptation of the fascinating memoir written by Molly Bloom, a woman who went from world-class skier to a target of the FBI.
Bloom excelled in skiing and college, but her life took an interesting turn when she failed to make the Olympic team and decided to take a year off, head to L.A. and become a waitress. A series of events led to her running one of the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker games. After making millions by running the game for eight years, it all came to a halt when FBI agents took her down.
Sorkin signed on to pen the adaptation when Mark Gordon, a producer behind Steve Jobs, acquired the rights to the book in 2014. The project has been set up at Sony Pictures.
We’ll keep you informed on how Sorkin’s directorial debut develops.