Weinsteins gamble on 'Lay the Favorite'
variety.com The Weinstein Co. is in active talks to acquire Stephen Frears' gambling dramedy "Lay the Favorite," though sources caution that an initial offer didn't pan out, no deal has closed and there are issues yet to work on.

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


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