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Paramount Pictures has unveiled both the official one-sheet and red-band trailer for Rupert Wyatt's "The Gambler" starring a very lean Mark Wahlberg. William Monahan penned the script for the film which also stars Brie Larson and Jessica Lange.
A remake of the James Caan-led 1974 film, Wahlberg plays a college professor with a gambling addiction that leads him to lay his own life on the line as collateral against a loan from a gangster (Michael Kenneth Williams). The move brings him to the attention of a loan shark (John Goodman).
"The Gambler" will open in limited release on December 19th.
- Garth Franklin
Did seeing Mark Wahlberg as a (pretty lame ass) inventor running around with robots and his over sexualized underage daughter in Transformers: Age of Extinction leave a bad taste in your mouth? You can either cleanse that palette by grabbing a bite at Wahlburgers, or you can watch this intense teaser trailer for the actor’s new film The Gambler. The red band teaser sets up a really promising, high-stakes drama. Director Rupert Wyatt looks to have done an amazing job on his first feature since walking away from the Planet of the Apes franchise he successfully rebooted with Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
Paramount Pictures is placing their bets on this new film, and hoping to walk away with some Oscars. They’ve got some pretty good odds too. The script for the remake of the 1974 James Caan film comes from screenwriter William Monahan, who took home »
- Eli Reyes
Mark Wahlberg has a few Nsfw words for John Goodman in Paramount’s first reveal of The Gambler, the remake of the 1974 drama that nabbed James Caan a Golden Globe nomination and jumpstarted screenwriter James Toback’s career. Given his reaction a few years back when the remake was announced, Toback might share the sentiment. This Gambler stars Wahlberg as a college professor struggling with a crippling gambling addiction, with Goodman, Brie Larson, Michael K. Williams and Jessica Lange rounding out the cast.
The Gambler begins its awards run next month by opening AFI Fest before hitting theaters on December 19. Oscar nominated twice, for his supporting turn in The Departed and for producing The Fighter, Wahlberg is gunning for Best Actor in the starring role originally inspired by Toback’s own experiences. Rupert Wyatt directs from a William Monahan adapted script, »
- Jen Yamato
Karel Reisz’s 1974 drama “The Gambler,” an autobiographical drama by James Toback, is a slow burn portrait of addiction. Every little bit literature professor Axel Freed (James Caan) makes on the Blackjack table, he sinks a few steps lower until he drowns in his melancholy reality. “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” director Rupert Wyatt’s remake, swinging into the Oscar race at the tail end of the year, has a bit more bounce, channeling the Scorsese crime drama spirit with Mark Wahlberg as its troubled keystone. A totally different movie — and an intriguing departure (with plenty of cussin’ so you know it means business). The red-band trailer is murky the film’s connections to the original. Axel is now Jim Bennett, Los Angeles swaps in for New York, he still has a mom (Jessica Lange), but maybe John Goodman, lighting the screen on fire as a mob-ish boss, »
- Matt Patches
"A wise man's life is based around 'fuck you.'" After some first look photos surfaced earlier this month, we finally get a better look at the last minute awards contender The Gambler from Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt. A red band trailer for the film starring Mark Wahlberg has arrived, and it has one hell of a profanity-ridden monologue from John Goodman that gets us really excited to see this flick. Wahlberg plays an English professor and a high-stakes gambler who bets it all when he borrows from a gangster (Michael K. Williams) and offers his own life as collateral. But things don't go so well. Watch! Here's the first red band trailer for Rupert Wyatt's The Gambler direct from Paramount Pictures: The Gambler is directed by Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Escapist) and written by William Monahan (The Departed, »
- Ethan Anderton
Director Rupert Wyatt’s long-awaited follow-up to 2011′s Rise of the Planet of the Apes is The Gambler, written by William Monahan (The Departed) and based on the 1974 James Toback-scripted film of the same name. Taking on the original’s James Caan part is Mark Wahlberg, playing a literature professor who runs afoul of gangsters thanks to, you guessed it, his gambling problems.
An expletive-heavy red band teaser for the film has been released, which shows off glimpses of the film’s stacked supporting cast, which includes Jessica Lange, Brie Larson, John Goodman, Michael K. Williams, George Kennedy, Leland Orser, Domenick Lombardozzi, Sonya Walger, and Richard Schiff. The Gambler will receive a limited December 2014 run for awards season purposes, but will expand to wide release in North America on New Year’s Day 2015. Check out the ‘fuck’-filled teaser below. Also, fuck you.
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- Josh Slater-Williams
Paramount is finally lifting the lid on The Gambler, offering up the following red band trailer for the upcoming remake starring Mark Wahlberg as Jim Bennett, an English professor and high-stakes gambler, who 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 (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. Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) directs a screenplay from William Monahan (The Departed). The film »
- Brad Brevet
Paramount UK has released the red-band trailer and onesheet for the upcoming 1974 remake "The Gambler" starring Mark Wahlberg, Brie Larson, Leland Orser, Jessica Lange, Michael Kenneth William, Alvin Ing, and John Goodman.
The film follows Jim Bennett (Academy Award®-nominee Mark Wahlberg) who's 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 »
- Kellvin Chavez
Sporting an air of clammy tension and an Elmore Leonard-y vibe, crime drama The Gambler wants your attention for a couple of minutes. It has a new trailer that Empire is pleased to debut. Click below to watch it in full.Rupert ‘Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Wyatt’s latest is a return to the jittery thrills of The Escapist. It draws a bead on literary professor Jim Bennett (Mark Wahlberg), whose weakness for the cards tables lands him in deep with all kinds of people you really don’t want to be in deep with. As gangsters and John Goodman's loan shark circle, and his girlfriend and family wonder how to tackle the crisis, Bennett looks likely to resort to extreme measures. The Departed’s William Monahan turned out the script, which reworked James Toback’s version for the James Caan-starring 1974 original. “This is »
This one looks good. Heading into UK cinemas on May 1st 2015 (some months after the Us release) is The Gambler, the new film from Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes and The Escapist director Rupert Wyatt.
It stars Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Lange, John Goodman and Brie Larson, and tells the story of a literature professor - that'd be Wahlberg - who, as the title implies, has something of a gambling issue. Consequently, he crosses some gangsters, and drama ensues.
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The first trailer for Mark Whalberg's The Gambler has debuted.
The crime drama, a remake of James Caan's 1974 film, sees the Transformers star take on the role of a professor with gambling problems who runs into trouble with the mob.
Wahlberg reportedly lost 61lbs to play Jim Bennett, living off a diet of liquid fruit and vegetables.
The Gambler will open in the Us on December 19 and May 1 in the UK. »
By Anjelica Oswald
Since the beginning of the year, we’ve seen Oscar contenders premiere at Sundance, Cannes, Berlin, Telluride, Toronto and New York, but as we approach the end of October, some films have yet to make their debut. Here are ten films that have been garnering Oscar buzz that will be debuting through December (in alphabetical order):
A Most Violent Year; Nov. 6
Jc Chandor ‘s third feature film will be opening AFI Fest. It reunites two Juilliard alumni, Oscar Isaac and two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain, as a couple living and working in New York City during one of its most violent years. This will be the main Oscar focus of upstart, indie distributor A24.
American Sniper; Dec. 25
- Anjelica Oswald
- Sasha Stone
Wahlberg stars alongside John Goodman, Brie Larson, Michael Kenneth Williams and Jessica Lange and also produced the film alongside Stephen Levinson, Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff and David Winkler. Paramount will release The Gambler on December 19 in the Us.
As previously announced, the world premiere of J C Chandor’s A Most Violent Year and a screening of Foxcatcher bookend the AFI Fest, while Sophia Loren is the subject of a tribute.
The festival is set to run in Hollywood from November 6-13. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Mark Wahlberg‘s “The Gambler” will have its world premiere at the AFI Fest on Nov. 10. The Paramount film, directed by Rupert Wyatt and written by Oscar-winner William Monahan, follows a high-stakes gambler who bets it all when he borrows from a gangster and offers his life as collateral. He plays both sides by immersing himself in an underground world. Also read: John Goodman Joins Mark Wahlberg, Brie Larson in ‘The Gambler’ (Exclusive) The film was produced by Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff and David Winkler. It also stars John Goodman, Brie Larson, Michael Kenneth Williams and Jessica Lange. »
- Gina Hall
The film is directed by Rupert Wyatt from a screenplay by William Monahan, and produced by Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff and David Winkler. Wahlberg, who stars along with John Goodman, Brie Larson, Michael Kenneth Williams and Jessica Lange, plays an English professor and a high-stakes gambler in this remake of the 1974 film starring James Caan and written by James Toback.
Paramount will release the film on Dec. 19.
- Dave McNary
"The Gambler," Brit director Rupert Wyatt's follow-up to smart blockbuster "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," will come out of the woodwork for an AFI Fest gala premiere at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre, home of the Oscars, on November 10. Written by William Monahan ("The Departed"), this remake of Karel Reisz' 1974 thriller follows Jim Bennett (Mark Wahlberg, stepping into James Caan's shoes), an English professor and high-stakes gambler who borrows from a gangster (Michael Kenneth Williams) and hands over his own life as collateral. As he enters an illicit underground world (what else is new?), Bennett juggles his wealthy mother (Jessica Lange), a loan shark (John Goodman) and a relationship with a student (Brie Larson). The film is produced by Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff and David Winkler. With a limited window to promote the film as he shoots "Ted 2," Wahlberg is happy to return to AFI Fest (November. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Thanks to USA Today, we now have the first photos from the upcoming "The Gambler" thriller, starring Mark Wahlberg and directed by Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) from a script by William Monahan (The Departed). Check out the photos below. In the film, Wahlberg plays a college professor with a serious gambling addiction that gets him in trouble with local gangsters. For the role, Wahlberg lost a whopping 60 pounds after "Transformers: Age of Extinction." "Forget losing the weight. Being believable as a teacher was one of my greatest challenges and most rewarding," Wahlberg explained. "It meant being able to have the comfort to really understand and say those words." Obviously the actor would like to forget about "The Happening," in which he already played a teacher. That weight loss is enough evidence to show that Wahlberg loves "The Gambler." "My character is in every scene, but »
After dodging giant robots and running around a lot for Michael Bay in Transformers: Age Of Extinction, Mark Wahlberg’s spent time since dealing with something a little more down to Earth in Rupert Wyatt’s new film The Gambler. The first images are now online. The Gambler follows a literature professor whose gaming addiction lands him in trouble with his girlfriend, his family and some nasty gangsters. The Departed’s William Monahan wrote the new iteration of the script, which was penned for the original 1974 version by James Toback."This is a man who has everything – wealth, looks, education," Wyatt tells USA Today. "But he's trapped in a gilded cage of privilege. He sets out on this journey to rid himself of all material possessions – to blow it all up – a quest to strip himself to get back to zero."For Wahlberg, the biggest challenge was not the weight »
One of the films sneaking up on awards season this winter is The Gambler from Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt. It's a remake of the 1974 drama of the same name about a college professor (Mark Wahlberg) with an unhealthy gambling addiction that puts his girlfriend (Brie Larson) and mother (Jessica Lange) at risk. Believing Wahlberg as an inventor in Transformers: Age of Extinction was tough, but the actor shrunk down 60 pounds to look like a legitimate teacher, and we have a first look at the film. Just like our glimpse at American Sniper came out of nowhere, expect the first trailer very soon. Look! Here's the first photos from Rupert Wyatt's The Gambler from USA Today: The Gambler is directed by Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Escapist) and written by William Monahan (The Departed, Edge of Darkness). The film »
- Ethan Anderton
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