The ambitious studio is understood to be swooping on US and China rights in a reportedly $9m deal at the Cannes market for Aaron Sorkin’s feature directorial debut.
Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba will star in Molly’s Game from eOne and The Mark Gordon Company, which Sierra/Affinity sells internationally.
STX is negotiating with CAA, WME Global and Sierra/Affinity on Molly’s Game, one of the premium titles on offer at the market that will recount the story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran an exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before she was busted by the FBI.
Gordon produces alongside former Sony Pictures chief Amy Pascal through Pascal Pictures. Leopoldo Gout serves as executive producer.
eOne will directly distribute Molly’s Game in Canada, the UK, Australia/New Zealand, Benelux and Spain. Sierra/Affinity represents all other international territories outside the US.