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'Bridesmaids' Star Chris O'Dowd Latest Actor to Join ‘Molly’s Game’ Cast

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Nov/13/2016

Chris O’Dowd has been confirmed among the latest cast members of the upcoming poker flick Molly’s Game.

The Bridesmaids star is one of four recently announced additions that include Jeremy Strong (The Big Short) Bill Camp (The Night Of) and Graham Greene (Dances With Wolves).

The film, which will be Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut, is based on a true story, one that has featured prominently on the pages of Gambling911.com over the years.

Molly Bloom, a talented skier denied the chance to compete in the Winter Olympics, begins running underground high stakes poker games with millions on the table and attendees the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Alex Rodriguez and – by Molly’s account at least – the “worst tipper”, “Spider Man” star Toby Maguire.  One will likely see Maguire portrayed in a negative light here.  The Observer once wrote a piece entitled “Four Ways Molly’s Game Pulverizes Toby Maguire”.  Need we say more?

Molly was eventually taken down by 17 feds, placed on a year’s probation and fined $125,000.  She ultimately wrote her memoirs for which the film is based off of: “Molly’s Game: from Hollywood’s Elite to Wall Street Billionaires Boys’ Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker”.

O’Dowd, an Irish actor and Broadway performer, has also appeared in This Is 40 (2012), The Sapphires (2012), Thor: The Dark World (2013), Calvary (2014), and St. Vincent (2014).

- Nagesh Rath, Gambling911.com

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