Screen Junkies » stephen frears http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 02 Oct 2014 15:19:53 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Vince Vaughn Continues Being In Movies With ‘Lay The Favorite’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/vince-vaughn-continues-being-in-movies-with-lay-the-favorite/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/vince-vaughn-continues-being-in-movies-with-lay-the-favorite/#comments Fri, 06 May 2011 03:00:29 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=210845 Vaughn has joined the cast of Lay The Favorite, starring alongside Bruce Willis and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Hopefully his role is at least somewhat money.

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After the mighty four-pack of awesome movies that is Fred Claus, Four Christmases, Couples Retreat and The Dilemma, I know most of you out there are tearing your hair out for more Vince Vaughn. “I gotta have my Vaughn” has become a popular expression around college campuses and night spots. Well, not to worry Vaughnonauts, cause Vince has booked another role.

Vaughn has joined the cast of Lay The Favorite, starring alongside Bruce Willis and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Based on a book by Beth Raymer, it’s the story of a married gambling legend (Willis) who gets involved with a younger woman and figures out a system for getting an edge on Las Vegas. Sounds like he’s gambling with his money… and his marriage. That’d be twice the stakes, according to movie math. Vaughn will play the role of Rosie, a bookie from Long Island. Hopefully the role is at least somewhat money.

Stephen Frears is directing from an adaptation by writer/producer D.V. De Vincentis. (Deadline)

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UPDATED: Bruce Willis Heads To Vegas And Then To ‘Die Hard 5′ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bruce-willis-heads-to-vegas-and-then-to-die-hard-5/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bruce-willis-heads-to-vegas-and-then-to-die-hard-5/#comments Fri, 11 Feb 2011 22:18:59 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=26365 We'll see Bruce Willis play a bookie in Stephen Frears' Lay The Favorite, Take The Dog before we see him play a geriatric John McClane.

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UPDATE: Vulture is now reporting “the odds are good that Justin Timberlake will play the part of Rosie, a Long Island bookmaker who runs a massive off-shore sports book under which Raymer (to be played by Rebecca Hall) apprenticed. We also hear the smart money is on Oscar winner Catherine Zeta-Jones signing on to play Tulip, Willis’s wife.” This could be more fun in Vegas than the cast of Ocean’s 12 had filming Ocean’s 12.

In Bruce Willis, Stephen Frears has found his Dink Heimowitz. Willis is in negotiations to join Lay The Favorite, Take The Dog. Based on Beth Raymer’s best-seller, Lay The Favorite: A Memoir Of Gambling, the film is about a cocktail waitress who becomes one of Vegas’s top bookies.

Willis’ Heimowitz character is a former New York bookmaker who coaches Rebecca Hall‘s Raymer. It’s unlikely he will use a car to kill a helicopter in this film. However, he may have  that opportunity soon enough…

While 20th Century Fox continues to look for a Die Hard 5 script that doesn’t suck, Willis has been interviewing directors to helm the project. At the top of his list is Daniel Espinosa of Snabba Cash and the upcoming Safe House. At this rate, we may see John McClane take on terrorists before his 60th birthday. (Vulture)

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