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The Gambler. Trailer. Jessica Lange. Mark Wahlberg.

Jim Bennett [Academy Award®-nominee Mark Wahlberg] is a risk taker. Both an English professor and a high-stakes gambler, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster [Michael Kenneth Williams] and offers his own life as collateral. Always one step ahead, Bennett pits his creditor against the operator of a gambling ring (Alvin Ing) and leaves his dysfunctional relationship with his wealthy mother [Academy Award®-winner Jessica Lange] in his wake. He plays both sides, immersing himself in an illicit, underground world while garnering the attention of Frank [John Goodman], a loan shark with a paternal interest in Bennett’s future. As his relationship with a student [Brie Larson] deepens, Bennett must take the ultimate risk for a second chance …