“Fringe” actor Joshua Jackson is in talks to star in Stephen Frears’ “Lay the Favorite” for Pathe and Emmett Furla Films reports Variety.
Based on Beth Raymer’s bestseller “Lay the Favorite: A Memoir of Gambling”, the story charts her rise from lowly Vegas cocktail waitress to one of the top sports gambling bookmakers. After falling in love, Raymer soon begins to re-evaluate her life and the profession she has chosen.
Rebecca Hall and Bruce Willis also star. D.V. DeVincentis (“High Fidelity,” “Grosse Pointe Blank”) adapted the script and shooting aims to kick off in New Orleans shortly.