Laurence Fishburne Joining 21

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Laurence Fishburne is in final talks to board Columbia Pictures’ Vegas-set thriller 21, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Liza Lapira and Josh Gad also have joined the cast of the blackjack tale.

The film is based on Ben Mezrich’s best-seller, “Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions.” Fishburne will play a Vegas security chief who hunts down the group.

Jim Sturgess and Masi Oka already have boarded 21, which will be directed by Robert Luketic. Shooting is set to begin next month in Boston and Las Vegas.

Kevin Spacey, who also will appear in the film, is producing alongside Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca.

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