A remake of the 1974 movie, The Gambler directed by Rupert Wyatt is a new movie hitting theaters on Christmas Day. The movie is themed around the gambling addiction of a player and its consequences. Jim Bennett played by Mark Wahlberg is a professor at a college by day and a high roller gambler by night. His denial of having gambling problems results in a $240,000 debt he piled up at an illegal Koreantown casino. The story unfolds as he tries to climb up from the hole he had dug for himself. Other characters in the movie are Amy (Brie Larson) who works as a casino waitress, his rich mother (Jessica Lange) and a big casino fish named Frank (John Goodman).
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