It doesn’t appear to even have a release date yet (May 2015 anyone?), but that hasn’t stopped Paramount from dropping the first teaser trailer and poster for upcoming Mark Wahlberg flick The Gambler today.

A remake of a James Caan film from back in the day, the film’s synopsis is as follows:

“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…”

Rupert Wyatt is in the director’s chair here, obviously looking to build on his huge breakthrough with Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes in 2011.

The trailer contains a lot of swearing if that is your bag and looks interesting enough, so we’ll be keeping an eye out for this one.

Here’s the trailer:

 

And here’s the poster:

 

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About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written two books, one on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014) and the other on the history of the character Norman Bates (2015). His third book, on the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker, is due in 2017.