The long overdue film charting Beth Raymer’s life as a professional gambler has after much deliberation confirmed the cast. The biopic, entitled Lay the Favorite, is an adaptation of a memoir released by Raymer and now has quite the cast in place to play the characters from that memoir.
Rebecca Hall will play Raymer and Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Willis and Vince Vaughan join her in the film.
From that, we can deduce that the Stephen Frears film could take on the style of a wedding being crashed by a mean looking guy shouting “yippee ki-yay mother fuckers,” while CZJ looks on rather bewildered.
Raymer’s life in the industry began at the tender age of seven when she studied greyhounds on behalf of her father – boiling down to checking which ones had dropped the kids off at the pool. This is your job Rebecca!
A release date has not yet been set for the film. With all these stars on board though it’s set to be quite the success. It’ll be an education for those watching in how to work in the sportsbook industry as a woman, if nothing else.
Education was at the heart of a feature published in today’s G2 inside the Guardian. Those who aren’t in the gambling industry might not have even heard of Macau but if anyone in the gaming industry hasn’t, then you have our permission to take the piss. The feature looks at the history of gambling in the Chinese enclave and the growth that it continues to experience. A link to the story is here.