The Gambler Movie

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Who's Involved:

Mark Wahlberg, Brie Larson, Rupert Wyatt, Richard Schiff, George Kennedy, John Goodman, Irwin Winkler, Jessica Lange, William Monahan, Michael K. Williams, Sonya Walger

Release Date:

Thursday, December 25, 2014 (Limited)

language throughout, and for some sexuality/nudity

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

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…

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Who stars in The Gambler: Cast List

... Jim Bennett

"Infinite" , "Spenser Confidential"  

... Amy Phillips

"Thor: Love and Thunder" , "The Marvels"  

... Roberta

"Wild Oats" , "Big Fish"  

... Frank

"Transformers 4: Age of Extinction" , "Kong: Skull Island"  

... Neville

"Body Brokers" , "Ghostbusters"  

... Angelina

"The Factory" , "Then Came You"  

... Jeweler

"Man of Steel" , "Clemency"  

... Ed

"Another Happy Day"  

Who's making The Gambler: Crew List

A look at the The Gambler behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Rupert Wyatt last directed Captive State and Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The film's writer William Monahan last wrote Mojave and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.


William Monahan


Irwin Winkler

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Production: What we know about The Gambler?

Key Facts

  1. Based on the 1974 novel of the same name by James Toback.
  2. Leonardo DiCaprio was also once attached to the project but he is also no longer involved (Hollywood Reporter, 9/11/13).

Filming Timeline

  1. January 2015: The film was in Completed status.
  2. September 2014: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. September 2013: The film was in Development status.
  4. Rupert Wyatt is in negotiations to direct a remake of the 1974 pic for Paramount, with Mark Wahlberg also in early talks to star.

  5. August 2011: The film was in Development status.

The Gambler Release Date: When was the film released?

The Gambler was released in 2014 on Thursday, December 25, 2014 (Limited release). There were 6 other movies released on the same date, including Into the Woods, Unbroken and Big Eyes.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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