Lay the Favorite Any film that gives Rebecca Hall a shot at a starring role seems like it would have to be a good idea, but unfortunately Lay the Favorite didn’t get very good reviews coming out of its debut at Sundance, and our own Allison Loring bemoaned that the film “never seems to quite know what it wants to be.” Still, Lay the Favorite is set to roll out in limited releases all across the world over the next few months, and a trailer has just been released to give us all a taste of what it has to offer, so we might as well give its sales pitch a gander.
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Lay the Favorite Synopsis and Credits

Beth Raymer (Hall) leaves behind her life as a stripper in Florida and heads to Las Vegas to realize her dream: being a cocktail waitress in a glitzy casino. But, when her career goals don't pan out, she falls in with Dink (Willis), a kind and idiosyncratic sports gambler. Beth wins Dink's admiration when she shows herself to be something of a gambling prodigy, but she also wins the ire of Dink's wife, Tulip (Zeta-Jones), when her relationship with her boss seems to extend beyond the professional. Based on a true story, LAY THE FAVORITE is a heartfelt comedy of finding friendship in the least likely places.

"Lay the Favorite" stars Bruce Willis, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Frank Grillo, Joshua Jackson, Laura Prepon, Rebecca Hall, and Vince Vaughn.

Directed by Stephen Frears.
Written by D.V. DeVincentis.
Produced by Anthony Bregman, D.V. DeVincentis, George Furla, Paul Trijbits, and Randall Emmett.
Production company/distributor: Radius-TWC.

Release Date: December 07, 2012