Bruce Willis To Star in New Gambling Movie

By: Kelleigh Hallie     Date: 23rd February 2011

Bruce Willis lined up for Lay the Favourite movie

Bruce Willis lined up for Lay the Favourite movie

After Casino Royale, Rounders and 21, the blackjack movie based on the MIT team who used card counting tricks to win at blackjack was released, the gambling community has been waiting to see another good gambling movie go public. And, according to recent news reports this long wait is over, as a new movie based on the book “Lay the Favourite” by Beth Raymer is on the cards.

The movie will feature Bruce Willis, the reputed Die Hard movie star along with a host of other big names in Hollywood. The movie based on the memoirs of Beth Raymer, will be directed by Steven Frears who has stated that he hopes to begin the shooting of the film by April, this year.

The online gambling industry is excited over the recent news that Bruce Willis will be acting in the gambling movie along with other stars like Catherine Zeta-Jones and/or Justin Timberlake. The plot of the movie follows the growth of the online gambling industry in the 90s and runs along the story of Lay the Favourite. Although, neither Catherine Zeta-Jones nor Justin Timberlake have made any official statements about signing for the film, Steven Frears hopes to get the actress for the character of Raymar and Justin Timberlake to take on the role of an owner of an online sportsbook based in Long Island. Willis, on the other hand, is a confirmed part of the film and will be cast in the role of Dink, a gambler who is not very lucky at cards.


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