Lay the Favorite

Lay the Favorite

Release Date: 2012-12-07
NYC and/or LA Release



Film Genre(s): Drama

United States


Scripted by D.V. DeVincentis, based a true story of Beth Raymer (Hall) who leaves behind her life as a stripper in Florida and heads to Las Vegas to realize her dream: being a cocktail waitress in a glitzy casino. But, when her career goals don’t pan out, she falls in with Dink (Willis), a kind and idiosyncratic sports gambler. Beth wins Dink’s admiration when she shows herself to be something of a gambling prodigy, but she also wins the ire of Dink’s wife, Tulip (Zeta-Jones), when her relationship with her boss seems to extend beyond the professional.


  • Variety reports that Joshua Jackson is in talks to join Bruce Willis and Rebecca Hall in this pic being directed by Stephen Frears - Randall Emmett will produce through his Emmett/Furla Films along with Anthony Bregman, DeVincentis and Paul Trijbits - Peter Gethers will executive produce. - 2011-04-19
  • Variety reports that Vince Vaughn is joining the cast. - 2011-05-06
  • Deadline reports that The Weinstein Company has bought the film for a reported $2.2 million with plans to release it both theatrically and on VOD. - 2012-01-29