Remake of classic movie The Gambler could be on the way soon
It looks like another gambling movie will be coming to theaters in the not too distant future as Hangover
director Todd Phillips prepares for the remake of the 1974 classic The Gambler
Phillips will reportedly begin the project
once he completes the third and final installment of the wildly popular Hangover
comedies. Shooting is set to begin in September in Las Vegas for the third Hangover
starring the original cast.
No cast has reportedly been set for the remake of The Gambler
, which originally starred James Caan and has a rating of 86 percent on Rotten Tomatoes
. The dark tale “centers on a UCLA literature professor with a gambling problem who runs afoul of gangsters.”
In the original, Caan is actually a professor at New York university and his gambling debt to his bookie spins out of control to the tune of $44,000. The Gambler
comes on the heels of Lay The Favorite
, a movie about sports betting starring Bruce Willis set to be released sometime this year.