Lay the Favorite, Take the Dog is based on the memoir by Beth Raymer, which chronicles her rise from a Las Vegas cocktail waitress to a top sports bookmaker. Bruce Willis will play Dink Heimowitz, an ex-New York bookmaker who mentors Raymer (Rebecca Hall) in the sports gambling business. Justin Timberlake will play Rosie, a Long Island bookie with a massive operation which Raymer used to work for. Catherine Zeta-Jones will play Tulip, Dink Heimowitz's wife.
Production is scheduled to begin in April.