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.