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MIT Blackjack Movie Signs Kate Bosworth to Join Spacey and Fishburne

Monday, February 12, 2007

LAS VEGAS – As reported by PokerNews.com: "Kate Bosworth is set to play a starring role in Columbia's blackjack movie titled '21'. Australian Robert Luketic is directing the film.

"TheKate Bosworth is slated to co-star in the upcoming blackjack movie, '21.
Kate Bosworth is slated to co-star in the upcoming blackjack movie, '21."
  movie will tell the story made famous by the non-fiction best-seller, Bringing Down the House - the story of a group of young MIT grads who are taught a system to beat the casinos through a method of counting the cards in a Blackjack deck. The team rakes in millions of dollars in the exciting adventure, before internal disputes and bickering result in the operation crashing down around them.

"Kate Bosworth is set to play an unsuspecting geek who joins the team. The film was scheduled to begin shooting in Las Vegas and Boston, but Kate Bosworth has been sighted in Las Vegas with Kevin Spacey already.

"The film boasts a star-studded cast. Kevin Spacey is playing the MIT lecturer who teaches and mentors the young blackjack players, whilst Laurence Fishburne will play the dedicated and ruthless security contractor who is hired by the casinos to bring the team down…."

"…A relatively unknown actor, Jim Sturgess, will play the star of the movie. He will play 20-year-old MIT grad Kevin Lewis, who was invited to join the blackjack team in 1993. The team are able to get an edge over the casinos through the use of a mathematical system for beating blackjack, called card-counting. Card counting is legal, but casinos do not take kindly to it, and will ask card-counters to leave their premises. If the card-counters return, casinos may employ brutal tactics, as Kevin and his MIT friends found out.

"Lisa Lapira, Josh Gad and Masi Oka (Heroes) have also joined the cast of the film. Kevin Spacey is the producer.

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