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Stephen Frears lines up Lay The Favourite

Stephen Frears looks to have lined up a possible new directing job, attaching himself to an adaptation of Beth Raymer's memoir Lay The Favourite, Take The Dog.

If he does make the film, it'll make something of a High Fidelity reunion as writer DV DeVincentis, who worked on Fidelity, is the man tackling the script.

The plot would follow the based-on-truth tale of 50-something maths geeks who figure out how to work the sports betting system in Vegas.

They meet  a woman in her 30s whose life has taken a change for the worse thanks to some bad choices, but who finds redemption when she teams up with the gamblers.

"It's a less violent, less sketchy version of the mob," says DeVincentis. "This is the version of 50-year-old math geeks from Queens in basketball shorts who have pet guinea pigs."

Now all they need is John Cusack for the full set…

[Source: THR ]


 

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