IMDB (the Internet Movie Database) has published a list of poker players and actors starring in "Lucky You," the upcoming poker movie that tells the story of a professional poker player who finds love, wisdom, money, and family at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) in Las Vegas.
"Lucky You" stars Eric Bana as Huck Cheever, a professional poker player who falls in love with Las Vegas lounge singer Billie Offer and is reunited with his estranged father, L.C. Cheever, at the WSOP. Drew Barrymore plays Billie Offer and Robert Duvall plays L.C. Cheever. Robert Downey Jr. and Debra Messing make cameo appearances in the film.
Pro players playing themselves in the film include Doyle Brunson, Sam Farha, Ted Forrest, Chau Giang, Barry Greenstein, Karina Jett, John Juanda, Jason Lester, Erick Lindgren, Minh Ly, Mike Matusow, and Daniel Negreanu, among others. Jennifer Harman appears in the film as Shannon Kincaid, while Matt Savage plays Gil Edwards. Brunson, Lester, and Savage also served as consultants on the film.
The film is currently in post-production. It was directed by Academy Award winner Curtis Hanson ("L.A. Confidential," "8 Mile").
"With millions of people watching poker weekly on television, it was important to capture the authenticity of the game and its players," said Hanson. "To that end, the poker tables in 'Lucky You' are primarily populated by poker players, not actors pretending to be poker players. Our stars trained for months in order to convincingly play side by side with top poker professionals cast in fictional roles."
According to Jason Lester: "This movie is getting it right. I can't recall any movie ever really showing high stakes gambling in such an authentic manner. Having real poker players makes it more realistic and that's so important for any kind of gambling movie."
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