New trailer for Stephen Frears new film Lay The Favorite has been released. The film also stars Joshua Jackson and Catherine Zeta-Jones. It’s based on the memoir by Beth Raymer about the world of sports betting.
Here’s the trailer:
Here’s the synopsis:
Beth Raymer is a beautiful girl with a big heart who leaves her dancing job at a Florida strip club to become a Las Vegas cocktail waitress. Not exactly an ideal career choice, but her borderline-ditzy personality doesn’t give her many options. In walks Dink, a professional sports bettor who sees through her bubbly exterior and offers her a job placing wagers all over town to gain an advantage over the casinos. Her surprisingly impeccable mind for numbers soon cements her status as Dink’s good-luck charm, until his gorgeous-but-frigid wife, Tulip, starts to get jealous. Faced with no other choice but to fire Beth, Dink’s luck runs out when she heads to New York to work for a smarmy bookie, a turn of events that lands her squarely on the wrong side of the law.
For some reason this trailer doesn’t do it for me. I’m not to intrigued by the movie, although I do love the cast they put together. I think I’m more interested in reading the memoir it’s based on. What do you guys think? Will you be seeing it?