Brie Larson To Star In “Gambler” Remake

Brie Larson (“21 Jump Street,” “Don Jon”) is in negotiations to star as the female lead opposite Mark Wahlberg in the remake of 1974’s “The Gambler” at Paramount Pictures.

James Caan starred in the original as a college professor whose gambling addiction overcomes him even after he gets in big trouble with the wrong guys.

Jessica Lange is also being sought to join the cast of the remake which Rupert Wyatt (“Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes”) is set to direct from a script by William Monahan.

Source: EW