The movie trailer for ‘Lay The Favorite‘ has just debuted and we’ve got your first look below! I wasn’t actually aware that this was even in the works, but I have to say that it’s a great ensemble. The film stars Bruce Willis, Rebecca Hall, Catherine Zeta Jones, and Joshua Jackson among others. The film is based on Beth Raymer’s memoir of the same title, and follows a young, free-spirited woman (Hall) as she ventures into the legal and illegal world of sports gambling.
Beth leaves her dancing job at a Florida strip club to become a Las Vegas cocktail waitress – which she felt was her only option for a few reasons. Then comes Dink (Yes, that’s his name) played by Willis. He’s a pro sports bettor and sees an opportunity to use Beth in his betting schemes. She seems to have a knack for it and he refers to her as his good luck charm… as opposed to his jinx of a wife, Tulp (Jones). Naturally, Tulip is a tad jealous of the attention Beth is getting which isn’t good.
Beth then decides to move to NYC to take advantage of another risky gambling opportunity. Things are over her head when a certain gamble jeopardizes her boyfriend’s freedom (Jackson). She’s left with no choice but to team up with Dink & the crew once again so that she can get out of it. Check out the first trailer below.