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10/22/2014 02:07 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

'The Gambler' Trailer Is 60 Seconds Of John Goodman Telling Mark Wahlberg, 'F--k You'

"The Gambler" is a Mark Wahlberg vehicle, but from the looks of the first trailer, it's John Goodman who steals the show (as John Goodman is wont to do). Directed by Rupert Wyatt ("The Escapist," "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"), written by William Monahan ("Kingdom of Heaven," "The Departed") and based on the 1974 James Caan film of the same name, the movie finds Wahlberg playing a lit professor whose gambling problem lands him on some gangsters' bad sides. If this year's Oscar race for Best Actor weren't so crowded, Wahlberg could be a contender. Either way, Paramount Pictures has "The Gambler" set for an awards-friendly limited release on Dec. 19.

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