[Movies] Jessica Lange Joining Mark Wahlberg In The Gambler Remake
Posted by Joseph Lee on 12.20.2013
Deadline reports that Jessica Lange (American Horror Story) will play Mark Wahlberg's mother in the Paramount remake of 1974's The Gambler. Wahlberg will paly the role James Caan played in the original: a college professor whose addiction to gambling takes over his life and whose debts bring dangerous people in his life.
The film will be directed by Rupert Wyatt and also stars Brie Larson. William Monahan wrote the script. Lange had been rumored for the film as far back as October.
Lange is currently enjoying new success thanks to FX's American Horror Story: Coven, where she plays Supreme witch Fiona Goode. She received Golden Globes and SAG Award nominations for the part, as well as winning an Emmy, Golden Globes and SAG Awards for her past roles on the show. The show was recently renewed for a fourth season with Lange on board.