Mark Wahlberg and Brie Larson in ‘Gambler’ remake?


Mark Wahlberg finally got his high school diploma and now he wants to play a professor? Apparently. reports that Wahlberg and “21 Jump Street” actress Brie Larson are in negotiations to star in a remake of “The Gambler,” the 1974 film that starred James Caan as a professor with a serious gambling problem.
Rupert Wyatt
, whose credits include “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” would direct, from a script by “The Departed” scribe William Monahan.

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