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STX Sets Release Dates For Aaron Sorkin’s Directorial Debut ‘MOLLY’S GAME’ & More

July 2, 2017

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STX Entertainment has announced that Aaron Sorkin’s feature adaption of Molly Bloom’s memoir MOLLY’S GAME for Wednesday, November 22. Brian Henson’s comedy THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS for August 17, 2018.

Molly’s Game tells the story of Bloom (Jessica Chastain), once an Olympic-class skier who, following an injury, ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned that there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led us to believe.

Also starring Kevin Costner, Idris Elba, Michael Cera, Jeremy Strong, Chris O’Dowd, and Bill Camp. Entertainment One (eOne) and The Mark Gordon Company financed. Mark Gordon produces with Amy Pascal via her Pascal Pictures banner. Leopoldo Gout and Matt Jackson executive produce.

Molly’s Game will go up against Disney/Pixar’s Coco and MGM’s Death Wish from director Eli Roth, which Annapurna is releasing. Warner Bros./DC’s Justice League opens the weekend prior alongside Lionsgate’s Wonder. Other limited releases for Thanksgiving includes Focus Features’ Darkest Hours, Weinstein’s Mary Magdalene and Sony Pictures Classics’ Call Me By Your Name.

Meanwhile, The Happytime Murders is set in the underbelly of Los Angeles where puppets and humans coexist. Two clashing detectives, one human (Melissa McCarthy) and one puppet, are forced to work together to try to find out who is brutally murdering the former cast of “The Happytime Gang”, a beloved classic puppet show.

Henson, Jeff Hayes, Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy produce.

The Happytime Murders goes up against Warner Bros. untitled comedy and Focus Features’ Captive State starring John Goodman and Vera Farmiga.

 

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