The director of High Fidelity, The Queen, and the seriously underrated Tamara Drewe has a new one coming your way, Lay the Favorite. Based on a true story, this one follows a stripper who moves to Las Vegas and gets mixed up with Dink (Bruce Willis) a gambler/bookie.
This one looks like a lot of fun actually. Check out the trailer and some stills below.
Available On Demand November 2nd, and in theaters December 7th.
Beth Raymer (Hall) leaves behind her life as a stripper in Florida and heads to Las Vegas to realize her dream: being a cocktail waitress in a glitzy casino. But, when her career goals don’t pan out, she falls in with Dink (Willis), a kind and idiosyncratic sports gambler. Beth wins Dink’s admiration when she shows herself to be something of a gambling prodigy, but she also wins the ire of Dink’s wife, Tulip (Zeta-Jones), when her relationship with her boss seems to extend beyond the professional. Based on a true story, LAY THE FAVORITE is a heartfelt comedy of finding friendship in the least likely places.
Directed by: Stephen Frears
Written by: D.V. DeVincentis
*photos courtesy Radius-TWC