Paramount Pictures has released a new UK trailer for The Gambler, director Rupert Wyatt’s (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) remake of the 1974 film of the same name, which sees Mark Wahlberg (Transformers: Age of Extinction) leading a cast that also includes John Goodman (Inside Llewyn Davis), Brie Larson (Short Term 12), Jessica Lange (American Horror Story), Michael K. Williams (Boardwalk Empire), Travis Tope (Divine Souls) and Alvin Ing (Stir Crazy).
SEE ALSO: Watch the red band trailer for The Gambler here
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…
The Gambler is set for release December 19th.