Preview: The Gambler (15)
PUBLISHED: 11:01 28 January 2015 | UPDATED: 11:01 28 January 2015
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THERE is a thrill to be had when everything is on the line but what happens when your luck runs out?
Mark Wahlberg stars as Jim Bennett – a professor by day but an addicted gambler by night.
One session though sees Bennett’s luck turn, and brings him crashing down to earth in a big way.
A night at the casino sees him end $240,000 down and gambling cartel leader Mr Lee (Alvin Ing), is not known for his patience and he gives Bennett just a week to raise the cash.
Not knowing where to turn, Bennett borrows money from gangster Neville (Michael K Williams) and heads back to the casino hoping to win a fortune to pay off his debts.
But will he hit the jackpot or be bust by the end of the night?
The Gambler is a remake of the 1974 James Caan classic and is directed by Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Rupert Wyatt.