With a starring role in Aaron Sorkin’s Molly Bloom’s memoir, Molly’s Game, Kevin Costner could be set to show the world his poker face.
Known for his ability to protect Whitney Houston (The Bodyguard) and rob from the rich (Robin Hood Prince of Thieves), Costner is the action hero for movie fans around the world. He could set to play a much more sedate role if he decides to join Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba.
Reports at Deadline have suggested he is negotiating terms to play Bloom’s father, although the buzz around Hollywood is that it’s by no means a done deal.
Justin Bieber May do Better
Justin Bieber is another celebrity who loves to play poker. Recently, he was snapped inside London’s Empire Casino where he appeared to be very serious about the game.
He bought into a game with an average buy-in of around $245. So, he didn’t use his fortune at the bank to buy-in to a high stakes games.
An unnamed player told the Daily Mail:
“He was playing with normal members of the public. He was quiet in general and kept himself to himself”.
Passion for Poker Among Stars
Bieber is someone with a stake in the financial side of the game, but also has an interest in the tactical side of poker. Bieber owns a stake in World Poker Fund Holdings, alongside hip-hop artis Soulja Boy. Online poker live events are offered by this company.
According to Bloom, Bieber could play the role of Tobey Maguire, who could be very volatile at the table. Bieber may not be old enough to play someone like Bloom’s father though.
For now, Kevin Costner is the most likely candidate to bring Bloom’s tales of Hollywood’s greatest home games to live and join the movie- a potential role for Bieber aside.