Gil Cates Jr. has agreed to direct his script for the newest in the long line of poker films, Deal starring Burt Reynolds and The Loop's Bret Harrison.

The Las Vegas style film revolves around an ex-gambler who teaches a hot-shot college student how to really play player, according to Variety. After the two have a bitter falling out, mentor and student find themselves competing against each other in the World Poker Tour championships.

Also starring in Deal is Shannon Elizabeth and Charles Durning. Plus, guest cameos include professional poker players Phil "The Unabomber" Laak, Antonio The Magician Esfandari, and Vince Van Patton.

Deal begins shooting April 3 in New Orleans; look for it on the big screen later this year.