John Goodman Joins Rupert Wyatt's 'The Gambler'

Mark Wahlberg, Brie Larson and Jessica Lange star in this drama about a literature professor with a gambling problem.

John Goodman has joined Rupert Wyatt's upcoming reboot of the classic drama The Gambler. Mark Wahlberg, Brie Larson and Jessica Lange are attached to star.

The film follows a literature professor (Mark Wahlberg) whose gambling addiction lands him in trouble with his family and some unpleasant gangsters. The original was directed by Karel Reisz and starred James Caan. John Goodman will play a Jewish loan shark.

Rupert Wyatt will direct from a script provided by William Monahan. Irwin Winkler, who produced the original, is producing. No production schedule has been released.

John Goodman most recently voiced Sullivan in Pixar's Monsters University. He will next be seen in George Clooney's war documentary The Monuments Men on February 7th.

Sources: The Wrap

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  1. Superman81

    John Goodman continues to get better and better. I hope he can get an Oscar before it is all said and done. The man can flat out act and entertain

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  2. thedude-abides

    I remember when Scorsese was rumored to be in talks to direct this... Anyway, this is one to keep an eye on.

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