A new trailer for Stephen Frears’ upcoming gambling dramedy LAY THE
BORING FAVORITE starring Bruce Willis, Catherine Zeta-Jones, & Rebecca Hall has been released. This is the second trailer for the film but I wasn’t even aware one had been previously released and I truly couldn’t care less. The cast is great and I’m a big fan of Frears’ previous films High Fidelity & The Queen, but this trailer is all sorts of bland. On that note, please do watch it!
Beth Raymer is a beautiful girl with a big heart who leaves her dancing job at a Florida strip club to become a Las Vegas cocktail waitress. Not exactly an idealcareer choice, but her borderline-ditzy personality doesn’t give her many options. In walks Dink, a professional sports bettor who sees through her bubbly exterior and offers her a job placing wagers all over town to gain an advantage over the casinos. Her surprisingly impeccable mind for numbers soon cements her status as Dink’s good-luck charm, until his gorgeous-but-frigid wife, Tulip, starts to get jealous. Faced with no other choice but to fire Beth, Dink’s luck runs out when she heads to New York to work for a smarmy bookie, a turn of events that lands her squarely on the wrong side of the law.
Frank Grillo, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Vince Vaughn, Joshua Jackson, and Laura Prepon co-star. The film hits hteaters December 7th.