According to The Hollywood Reporter, Academy Award winner Robert Duvall will play Eric Bana's father and poker opponent in Lucky You, a drama Curtis Hanson is directing for Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures. Lucky follows a professional poker player (Bana) who gets a lesson in life from a struggling singer (the already cast Drew Barrymore) as he collides with his estranged father (Duvall) at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

The film is set to begin shooting on location in Las Vegas on March 23. It's scheduled for a December release.

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