Aaron Sorkin, master of rapid-fire dialogue and idealist characters who like to walk and talk, writer of films like The Social Network and Steve Jobs and the TV series The West Wing, makes his directorial debut with Molly’s Game, based on the true story of “poker princess” Molly Bloom. A new fast-paced trailer for Molly’s Game has arrived to give you a better look at both Sorkin’s feature directorial debut and Jessica Chastain‘s incredible lead performance. Watch the Molly’s Game trailer below.
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The Toronto International Film Festival is in full swing, and one of the movies we were most excited to hear about was the directorial debut of The Social Network and A Few Good Men writer Aaron Sorkin. If the reviews from the festival are any indicator, not only does Sorkin have another fantastic movie to add to his career, but Jessica Chastain can add another acclaimed performance to her résumé.
Molly’s Game follows a former Olympic skier who turned from the sudden end of her athletic career to a thriving business throwing poker games for Hollywood celebrities, business tycoons and plenty of exclusive high rollers. To find out what critics are saying about Aaron Sorkin’s first turn at directing his own script, read out round-up of Molly’s Game reviews below. Read More »
Aaron Sorkin has had some trouble when it comes to his female characters. It’s not that Sorkin has never written a good female character; he has – C.J. Cregg on The West Wing immediately springs to mind. But more often than not, Sorkin has a tendency to reduce women to roles in which their biggest character trait is how well they stand beside powerful, smart men.
So it’s interesting that for his directorial debut Molly’s Game, Sorkin chose to helm a feature about a woman. Perhaps the writer was issuing a challenge to his critics – “I’ll show you once and for all that I can tell a story about a strong female character without resorting to mansplaining.”
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Aaron Sorkin has a helluva story for his feature directorial debut. The writer behind The West Wing, The Social Network, and Moneyball is telling another story of ambition and perseverance with Molly’s Game. Based on Molly Bloom’s fast-paced, high-stakes, and exceptionally entertaining memoir of the same name, Sorkin will show how she ran some of the most exclusive and lucrative underground poker games in Hollywood and New York.
Below, watch the first Molly’s Game trailer.
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Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz may be the most iconic couple in television history, and now the story about not just their romantic relationship, but their professional relationship, will be coming to the big screen courtesy of Amazon Studios, and there’s some tremendous talent already involved, both in front of the camera and behind the scenes. Find out more about the Lucy and Desi movie below. Read More »
Alec Baldwin recently earned a rare Best Supporting Actor Emmy nomination for his presidential performances on Saturday Night Live this past season (and he’ll keep that going next season), but the actor is staying under the NBC umbrella for another major production. He’ll star in the network’s upcoming live adaptation of Aaron Sorkin‘s A Few Good Men. Hey, truth? Go ahead and consider yourself handled. Read the latest Alec Baldwin A Few Good Men news below.
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When will the first episode of Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series debut? Could Gwyneth Paltrow end up returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe at some point? Is there a chance Spider-Man could leave the MCU after the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel? What would Morena Baccarin like to see happen with her Deadpool character? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Can you imagine Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince doing a classic walk and talk through the hallways of Wayne Enterprises? How about Spider-Man and Hawkeye exchanging not just a throwaway line or two, but having an epic back-and-forth conversation full of quotable one-liners? Well, the future is wide open, because Oscar-winning writer Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, A Few Good Men) says he has meetings scheduled with both Marvel Studios and DC Films to discuss the possibility of writing a superhero movie. But which property would he tackle? Read More »
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If you’re going to study screenwriting, there’s probably worse people to learn from than Aaron Sorkin. The Academy Award-winning writer behind The Social Network, Steve Jobs, A Few Good Men, the far too short-lived Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and the first four seasons of The West Wing is making himself available to aspiring screenwriters all across the world. If you want to learn a thing or two from the acclaimed writer, all you have to do is enroll in the Aaron Sorkin online screenwriting course.
Learn more about it below.
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Continuing their trend of live event television, NBC has announced their next production will reteam the network with their The West Wing and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip creator and writer Aaron Sorkin for a live presentation of the acclaimed courtroom drama A Few Good Men. So instead of watching the movie when it’s on TNT every single weekend, you can see it unfold live on TV in 2017. Find out who else is behind the production after the jump. Read More »