Marky Mark Bets On Himself in the Trailer for “The Gambler”

Posted in The Screening Room by - November 05, 2014

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…

— Grantland

Mark Wahlberg looks to be in top dramatic form. Admittedly, the trailer was bit melodramatic for my tastes, but John Goodman, Brie Larson, and Jessica Lange definitely pique my interest. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing Mark Wahlberg in a less action-oriented role. 

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