Lay the Favorite

(2012)

A dramedy centered on a thirtysomething woman who becomes involved with a group of geeky fiftyish men who have found a way to work the sportsbook system in Las Vegas to their advantage.

‘Lay the Favorite’ Trailer

‘Lay the Favorite’ Trailer

The Weinstein Company has released the first trailer and four new photos from Lay the Favorite, the latest from director Stephen Frears (The Queen). Rebecca Hall stars as Beth Raymer, a cocktail waitress who became one of the top sports bookmakers in the country. Take a look at the photos and the latest footage from this drama based on a true story, also starring Bruce Willis, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Vince Vaughn.

Lay the Favorite was released December 7th, 2012.

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‘Lay the Favorite’ International Poster

The Weinstein Company has released an international poster for Lay the Favorite, arriving in U.K. theaters June 22, although a domestic release date has not been issued yet. Take a look at this one-sheet featuring "The Sure Thing" (Bruce Willis), "The Lucky Charm" (Rebecca Hall), "The Jinx (Catherine Zeta-Jones), and "The Long Shot" (Joshua Jackson).

Lay the Favorite was released December 7th, 2012.

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‘Lay the Favorite’ International Trailer

The Weinstein Company has released an international trailer for Lay the Favorite, which doesn't have a U.S. release date at this time. Stephen Frears directs this adaptation of Beth Raymer's memoir, which chronicles her rise from a cocktail waitress to one of the hottest sports gamblers in Las Vegas. Take a look at this U.K. trailer.

Lay the Favorite was released December 7th, 2012.

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‘Lay the Favorite’ Acquired by the Weinstein Company

The Weinstein Company has acquired Lay the Favorite, just one day after the Sundance Film Festival came to a close. It is said the studio paid approximately $2.2 million for the the sports gambling drama.

Rebecca Hall stars in Lay the Favorite as Beth Raymer, a sports bookie who figures out how to manipulate the Las Vegas sports betting system. Bruce Willis, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Joshua Jackson also star.

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‘Lay the Favorite’ Lands Corbin Bernsen

Corbin Bernsen has signed on for a role in the gambling drama Lay the Favorite for Emmett/Furla Films and director Stephen Frears.

The story is based on the memoir written by Beth Raymer, which chronicles her rise from a Las Vegas cocktail waitress to one of the best sports gamblers in the nation. Rebecca Hall is playing Beth Raymer, with Corbin Bernsen portraying her father.

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Vince Vaughn Eyes ‘Lay the Favorite’

Vince Vaughn is in talks to join the Stephen Frears-directed independent film Lay the Favorite.

Bruce Willis, Rebecca Hall and Justin Timberlake are already set to star in the film, which is based on the life of Beth Raymer, a professional gambler who started as a cocktail waitress in Las Vegas but rose to become one of the world's best gamblers. After falling in love, Raymer begins to re-evaluate her life and the profession she has chosen.

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‘Lay the Favorite’ Adds Joshua Jackson

Joshua Jackson has joined the cast of Lay the Favorite, for director Stephen Frears.

Bruce Willis, Rebecca Hall, Justin Timberlake, and Catherine Zeta-Jones have already joined the cast for this gambling drama, which is based on the memoir written by Beth Raymer. Rebecca Hall will star as Beth Raymer, a Las Vegas cocktail waitress who became one of the best sports gamblers in the world, although she questions her career choices after falling in love.

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‘Lay the Favorite, Take the Dog’ Lands Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis has signed onto star in Lay the Favorite, Take the Dog for Focus Features. Justin Timberlake, Rebecca Hall, and Catherine Zeta-Jones are also circling roles in the project.

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.

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