The first teaser for The Gambler – starring Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Michael Kenneth Williams and Jessica Lange – has arrived. It’s a bit of a change of director for Wahlberg after Transformers 4 and for director Rupert Wyatt, whose last movie was Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘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…’
It’s out in the US in December but no official UK release date has been set yet. Take a look at the teaser trailer below.