Laurence Fishburne has signed on to star in the blackjack thriller, 21 for Columbia Pictures and Kevin Spacey's Trigger Street; Spacey will also star.

Liza Lapira and Josh Gad have also joined the cast of the film based on Ben Mezrich's best-seller, Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions. The Hollywood Reporter says Fishburne will play a Vegas security chief who hunts down the group.

Robert Luketic is directing 21; production will begin next month in Boston and Las Vegas.