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Bruce Willis and Rebecca Hall are the favorites for Lay The Favorite

11.11.2010

Here's some more potential casting news...

It looks like Rebecca Hall and Bruce Willis are the favorites for the adaptation of Beth Raymer's gambling memoir, LAY THE FAVORITE. Stephen Frears (HIGH FIDELITY, TAMARA DREWE) will be helming.

Here's the description of the story from the publisher:

"Beth Raymer arrived in Las Vegas in 2001, hoping to land a job as a cocktail waitress at one of the big casinos. In the meantime, she lived in a $17-a-night motel with her dog, Otis, and waited tables at a low-rent Thai restaurant. One day, one of her regular customers told her about a job she thought Beth would be perfect for and sent her to see Dink, of Dink Inc. Dink was a professional sports gambler—one of the biggest in Vegas. He was looking for a right-hand man—someone who would show up on time, who had a head for numbers, and who didn’t steal. She got the job."

However the casting may not stick. Willis is currently circling Wes Anderson's next MOON RISE KINGDOM and Hall is in the running for the role of Daisy in Baz Luhrmann's THE GREAT GATSBY.

Extra Tidbit: Meeting Bruce Willis is real life is intimidating. But when he starts to talk you realize that he is the one of the strangest and most likable guys on the planet. In fact, he may offer you some Smarties.
Source: Deadline

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