The Weinstein Company has released a new domestic trailer and three posters for Lay the Favorite, which stars Rebecca Hall, Bruce Willis, Catherine Zeta Jones, Joshua Jackson and Vince Vaughn. Directed by Stephen Frears (The Queen, High Fidleity), and based on the true story of Beth Raymer, the film follows ex-private dancer Raymer (Hall) as she travels to Las Vegas to pursue her dreams of becoming a cocktail waitress.
Lay the Favorite will hit limited theaters in the U.S. on December 7th, 2012.
Here’s the synopsis for the film:
Beth Raymer is a beautiful girl with a big heart who leaves her dancing job at a Florida strip club to become a Las Vegas cocktail waitress. Not exactly an ideal career choice, but her borderline-ditzy personality doesn’t give her many options. In walks Dink, a professional sports bettor who sees through her bubbly exterior and offers her a job placing wagers all over town to gain an advantage over the casinos. Her surprisingly impeccable mind for numbers soon cements her status as Dink’s good-luck charm, until his gorgeous-but-frigid wife, Tulip, starts to get jealous. Faced with no other choice but to fire Beth, Dink’s luck runs out when she heads to New York to work for a smarmy bookie, a turn of events that lands her squarely on the wrong side of the law.