Wednesday, January 25, 2012

SPOTLIGHT ON GAMBLING PROJECTS: HBO'S "LUCK" WITH DUSTIN HOFFMAN, "LAY THE FAVORITE" WITH BRUCE WILLIS AND CATHERINE ZETA JONES

All of you who love casino movies and films on gambling will probably enjoy the fact that a bunch of films and new TV series with that setting are coming to us in the near future. Check out some of them:

DUSTIN HAS "LUCK"
Ready to premiere January 29th at HBO is the horse racing series LUCK which will offer a behind-the-track look at the world of horse racing and gambling denizens - owners, trainers, jockeys and gamblers. The story will be spread in nine episodes, and coming from acclaimed director Michael Mann and DEADWOOD creator David Milch LUCK will take a provocative look at the world of horse racing - the owners, gamblers, jockeys and diverse gaming industry players.  It is interesting that the cast uses another trend in TV - having film stars as the leads in TV programmes - so the ensemble includes film stars Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte beside Dennis Farina, John Ortiz, Richard Kind, Ian Hart...


"LAY THE FAVORITE"
When it comes to cinemas, one of the films which will be set in the world of casinos, betting, gambling and roulette is LAY THE FAVOURITE a dramedy centered on a thirty something woman who
becomes involved with a group of geeky fiftyish men who have found a way to work the sportsbook system in Las Vegas to their advantage. The interesting part of this film is its stellar cast which includes Bruce Willis, Catherina Zeta Jones as his wife Tulip, Vince Vaughn
(who was cast after pop star Justin Timberlake opted to leave the project), and young stars Joshua Jackson, Laura Prepon and Rebecca Hall. Another good thing is that the film is being directed by always amazing Stephen Frears (whom we love heaps - THE QUEEN, CHERI, DANGEROUS LIAISONS, MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS).

31 comments:

  1. HBO has netted some big stars this year. I haven't seen Nolte in a looong time, but I like the crazy guy and love Dustin as well. Now Dez, you know how I feel about Willis, I worship him, he's everything a man should be, and even though I'll hate this feckin' movie I'll watch it. I'll watch for Bruce.

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    1. he he seems I've hit all your sensitive spots today, Anne dearest :))))

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  2. Lay the Favourite, Bruce Willis and lovely eye candy, what more could we want....

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  3. blech. gambling movies. i love to play me some poker, but in the movies... not so much.
    zeta jones kicks that other gals pa-tooty in the lookalike contest!

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    1. you are right, Vics, that Rebecca woman actually isn't attractive at all, she is just Photoshopped in this pic from Bazaar :) Catherine Zeta is on the other hand a total beauty

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  4. I'll watch the Willis one and HBO shows usually are good, plus seeing Nolte back should be fun too.

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  5. Luck looks awesome! (but then again I'm a huge Dustin Hoftman fan!)

    I wasn't able to comment on your page the last week for some reason! And I've heard other bloggers have had the same problem! Just wanted to let you know!

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    1. yep, a lot of bloggers, usually the one who are not using Firefox, had problems commenting around the Blogosphere. It happened when Blogger started installing the REPLY button. I hear most people can comment now everywhere

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  6. Rebecca Hall looks stunning. I'm a big Hoffman fan though, so I'd probably see Luck even without hot chicks in it. :)

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  7. I'm not a fan of casino movies. I don't know why.

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    1. it's not for everyone, that's for sure, but there are a lot of people who love that genre and gambling generally.

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  8. Yeah, I'm with Vic. Wowzer, CZJ looks fabulous in that photo! Glad to see her back in the spotlight.

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    1. I hope you will approve of CZJ's pic tomorrow, because she will be mentioned again, I can never have enough of her and Blanchett :)

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  9. I was looking forward to the second movie, even though Bruce Willis was in it because of Jones but it was such a stupid trailer. Why would they show that? Anyways, hope to see what the real movie is about.

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    1. it's not actually a trailer, but a stupid clip :) with Rebecca singing rather horribly. The trailer hasn't been released yet :)

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  10. Bleh casino movies, some people like em though!

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  11. The clip was just a mess. This Rebecca appears quite talentless and moronic, just like she did in The Town.

    On the other hand, Catherine looks amazing in this pic. :)

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    1. yep, I don't like Rebecca at all either. She seems very empty and cold as fridge.

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  12. ow wow!! the casts for LUCK are amazing!! so eager to see that! thank you for sharing it Dezz.

    ...but, why do they go to tv from cinema? I wonder

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  13. Casino gambling as need of entertainment for more peoples. Information make it attractive in different ways.

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