Willis, Vaughn and Zeta-Jones aboard gambling biopic 'Lay the Favorite'
Saturday 07 May 2011
Lay the Favorite, based on a memoir by professional gambler Beth Raymer, has cast Vince Vaughn (
Couples Retreat), Bruce Willis (
Red), Catherine Zeta-Jones (
Ocean's Twelve), and Rebecca Hall (
Vicky Cristina Barcelona), who will play the lead character.
Directed by Stephen Frears (
The Queen, High Fidelity), the gambling drama follows Raymer in her thirties connecting with an elite group of fiftyish men who find a way to work the sportsbook system, until she begins to re-evaluate her life.
Vaughn will play Rosie, a bookie who employed Raymer, according to Hollywood blog Deadline, a role Justin Timberlake was up for. Willis plays Dink Heimowitz, Raymer's mentor, and Zeta-Jones will play Dink's wife.
Zeta-Jones is also in the cast of Rock of Ages, the film adaptation of the rock musical.
Hall will next be seen in Everything Must Go with Will Ferrell.
Willis will appear in a thriller, The Cold Light of Day, this year with Henry Cavill and Sigourney Weaver, the sci-fi adventure Looper with Emily Blunt and Joseph Gordon-Leavitt, and Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom with Ed Norton.
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