Crime drama “The Gambler” by Rupert Wyatt

Release date: December 25, 2014
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, Jessica Lange, Brie Larson, Michael K. Williams

Crime drama "The Gambler" by Rupert Wyatt

The Gambler

The Only way out is All in

Director: Rupert Wyatt
Screenwriter: William Monahan

Based on a 1974 drama film “The Gambler” written by James Toback.

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” Cast in Stills

Mark Wahlberg as Jim Bennett

Mark Wahlberg as Jim Bennett in "The Gambler" (2014)

John Goodman as Frank

John Goodman as Frank in "The Gambler" (2014)

Brie Larson as Amy Phillips

Brie Larson as Amy Phillips in "The Gambler" (2014)

Jessica Lange as Roberta

Jessica Lange as Roberta in "The Gambler" (2014)

And also:

Michael K. Williams as Neville
Emory Cohen as Dexter
George Kennedy as Ed
Richard Schiff as Jeweler
Leland Orser as Larry Jones

Film frames from “The Gambler”

Film frame from "The Gambler" (2014)

Film frame from "The Gambler" (2014)

Film frame from "The Gambler" (2014)

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