Paramount to Remake ‘The Gambler’ with Wahlberg, Lange and Lawson

The original poster for ‘The Gambler’ starring James Caan and Lauren Hutton; Mark Wahlberg will be playing this part in the remake.

Modern audiences often capture the classics of literature via their film versions; take Victor Hugo’s ‘Les Miserables’ or Charles Dickens ‘A Christmas Carol’. Mention Fyodor Dostoevsky to a more youthful generation of Internet-raised intelligentsia, and you may get nothing however a blank stare; and the 1974 movie version, loosely on the basis of the prolific author’s novella, may not resonate more either. But that movie’s initial cult success has now spurred movie giant Paramount Pictures to attempt a remake of this flick that is classicwhich in addition is not related in any way to the Kenny Rogers classic country song of the identical title) having an all-star cast that can hold its very own against the initial.

Too much to Live Up To

The remake could have some iconic performances to complement up to, that’s without a doubt; not forgetting quite a indian dreaming free pokies bit of Hollywood lore that went on during the initial production’s filming. An english professor in New York City whose gambling addiction overtakes his life for example, a then-very-young James Caan (who from 2003-2007 played the casino magnate lead in the hit TV series ‘Las Vegas’), was reportedly grappling with his own real-life cocaine addiction during filming; he was also nominated for a Golden Globe for his role as Axel Fr (more…)

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