It will get a wide release on Jan. 5.
The film has generated strong reviews for Chastain’s performance as Molly Bloom since it premiered a month ago at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival with a current 93% “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Variety’s Peter Debruge said in his Toronto review, “‘Molly’s Game’ delivers one of the screen’s great female parts — a dense, dynamic, compulsively entertaining affair, whose central role makes stunning use of Chastain’s stratospheric talent.”
Stx bought the project, which is Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut, at the Cannes Film Festival last year for $9 million. Sorkin adapted the script from the 2014 book “Molly’s Game: From Hollywood’s Elite to Wall Street’s Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker.”