Netflix Will Produce New Documentary Of Molly Bloom And Share Her Struggles
- Molly Bloom confirmed she is working on a new Netflix documentary
- The new documentary will tell the “true story” of Molly’s Game
- Bloom said she wants to share the lessons she learned throughout her poker journey
After her skiing career came to a crashing end, Molly Bloom decided to take an entirely different path that would soon lead her to the intriguing world of poker.
She quickly made a name for herself in the poker world for organizing multi-million dollar poker games for the VIPs, earning the moniker the “Poker Princess”.
In her memoir “Molly’s Game” released in 2014, Bloom shares her adventures in the underground high-stakes poker scene. The book was turned into a movie (which featured on our top 10 poker films to see) and released on the big screen in 2017. The movie written and directed by Aaron Sorkin and Jessica Chastain played the role of Molly Bloom.
Molly Bloom Documentary Coming to Netflix
Now, Bloom has a new story to share, this time via an upcoming documentary on Netflix. World Poker Tour (WPT) presenter Vince Van Patten sat down with Molly at the ongoing WPT series in Las Vegas to get her to share her real story.
Bloom began hosting in 2007, and it didn’t take long for the business to flourish. She went on to host some of the world’s biggest private cash games, accommodating wealthy people, prominent names in Hollywood, reportedly including Ben Affleck, Tobey Maguire and Leonardo DiCaprio, sports figures, and other popular celebrities.
But everything changed in 2013 when Bloom was indicted for running illegal poker games in New York City. She eventually pleaded guilty to the charge and was sentenced to one year of probation.
From there, everything just went downhill for Bloom, but she managed to recover, armed with the lessons she learned along the way. Her new documentary will focus on those lessons, and how she was able to rebuild herself after going through tremendous difficulties arising from her conviction.
Rising from the Rubble
Bloom took responsibility for her actions, saying it was her “own fault”, but she also realized she needed to completely be in control of her mind and emotions, and not let other people’s opinion of her stop her from moving forward and starting a new life. And that’s what she wants to impart to other people in her upcoming project.
Bloom didn’t give an exact date as to when the documentary will hit the screen, but she did confirm it will be prefaced by a second book which according to her will be about reinvention, power, and what happens when everything falls apart.