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

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

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

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

A Lot to Live Up To

The remake has some iconic performances to fit up to, that’s without a doubt; and of course quite a bit of Hollywood lore that went on during the production that is original 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 Freed. In a (more…)

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