Currently playing in theaters is Paramount Pictures’ The Gambler, a remake of the 1974 crime-drama starring Mark Wahlberg and directed by Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes).
In the movie, Wahlberg plays Jim Bennett, a college literature professor who has become so invested in his gambling habits that he owes over $200,000 and he’s been given seven days to pay that money back.
The movie also stars Michael K. Williams and John Goodman as two of the loan sharks Jimmy becomes indebted to, and Brie Larson as a student with whom he becomes romantically involved.
ComingSoon.net has been given an exclusive clip from the film which features Wahlberg with Jessica Lange, playing Jim Bennett’s wealthy mother whom he calls upon to help bail him out in his time of need. You catch watch the clip in the video player below.