Jessica Chastain attends 'Molly's Game' premiere in London (6 images)

Jessica Chastain and fellow cast members walked the red carpet December 6, 2017, at the premiere of the new movie "Molly's Game." Photos by Rune Hellestad/UPI
Updated: Dec. 6, 2017 at 6:00 PM
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Jessica Chastain plays the real-life character of Molly Bloom in "Molly's Game." The movie debuts January 5 in the United States.
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British actor Idris Elba plays Chastain's lawyer, Charlie Jaffey, in the film.
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"Molly's Game" is based on the real life of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who became known as the Poker Princess after running exclusive poker games for high-profile clients before being tracked down and arrested by the FBI.
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"Molly's Game" marks the directorial debut of Alan Sorkin, who won an Oscar in 2011 for writing "The Social Network."
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British actor Jason Isaacs attended the premiere of the film, though he doesn't appear in it. He has a regular role in the latest "Star Trek" series, which was renewed for a second season next year.
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Director Aaron Sorkin, not pictured, said in 2016 that it would be "a dream come true" if were able to cast Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba in the two leading roles of "Molly's Game." "They're two of the greatest actors of their generation, paired for the first time, and their chemistry will be electric," he said.
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