Check out the first trailer and poster for Rupert Wyatt‘s “The Gambler” from Paramount Pictures. Starring Mark Wahlberg, this remake of the film with the same name, has the Academy Award nominated actor and producer losing an immense amount of weight for the role. Co-starring John Goodman, early suggests he could be a formidable contender in Supporting Actor, which is aching for some excitement. The film also stars Jessica Lange, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Brie Larson.
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Jim Bennett (Academy Award® nominee Mark Wahlberg) is a risk taker. Both an English professor and a high-stakes gambler, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster (Michael Kenneth Williams) and offers his own life as collateral. Always one step ahead, Bennett pits his creditor against the operator of a gambling ring (Alvin Ing) and leaves his dysfunctional relationship with his wealthy mother (Academy Award® winner Jessica Lange) in his wake. He plays both sides, immersing himself in an illicit, underground world while garnering the attention of Frank (John Goodman), a loan shark with a paternal interest in Bennett’s future. As his relationship with a student (Brie Larson) deepens, Bennett must take the ultimate risk for a second chance.
THE GAMBLER is in select theaters starting December 19th
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