“Everyone gambles. They may call it something else, like the stock market, or real estate. But, make no mistake, if you are risking something, you are gambling. And, if you are gambling, then I am the guy you want to see.”- Runner Runner
Anybody who loves playing card games be it poker, rummy or any other must have used these lines to impress others. After all these come from a famous movie which serves a little zest of every card player’s life. However, let’s not stick to one forever, as all you poker enthusiasts would be experiencing a new era of movies based on something you thrive for.
We at OPN, know your love for such movies which presents a thrilling action and depicts amazing life moments around poker and casino. Hence, we have exclusively handpicked some of the best poker themed movies set to hit the theatres in 2015. Enjoy reading a brief plot of each of them and mark your 2015 calendar.
- Wild card – Starting with the very first and most promising, Wild Card is an American crime drama which is based on the novel ‘Heat’ written by William Goldman in 1985. However, to be more specific this movie is a remake of the 1986 adaptation of the same novel, also titled as Heat. Listing other relevant facts, this film is in the process of completion under the direction of Simon West with a script written by Goldman. It stars Jason Statham, Stanley Tucci, Sofía Vergara, Milo Ventimiglia, Michael Angarano and Anne Heche. With a plot of a recovering gambler whose addiction has led him to the streets of Las Vegas, played by Nick Wild (Jason Statham), this Film would be released on January 30, 2015.
- Element – This poker movie that narrates the story of a financial advisor who is desperate to recall the memory of his dead wife, and turns to hypnosis as a means to reshape the past. Although the main plot of the movie deflects from poker, you can experience few scenes heated poker tricks on the table. Directed by Jon Keeyes and written by Brett Bentman, this movie casts some of the most popular names like Michael Ironside, Steven Michael Quezada and Paul Stuart.
- Mississippi Grind – Third on our list is none other than an American comedy-drama written and directed by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck. This is a story about Gerry, who is down on his luck and facing financial hardship. He teams up with younger charismatic poker player, Curtis, in an attempt to change his luck. You’ll be served with the incredible work of Ryan Reynolds, Sienna Miller, Ben Mendelsohn and Analeigh Tipton in this movie.
- Poker nights – The name itself says what the story will be. However, just to help you know a little more, this poker movie revolves around weekly girl’s poker game. You will watch if things get better or worse when Shelly’s boyfriend shows up, and the night takes a turn. Directed by Dave Metcalfe, Written by Hannah Metcalfe, this movie is studded with stars like Elizabeth Tanner, Hannah Metcalfe and Sean Michael Errey
- Jackknife county: liars, cheats, and poker chips – This is a story of a young card player who joins a group of hardened veterans to engage in a high-stakes poker game. In short, this extreme poker movie will fuel your love for the game. Directed by Cole Winokur, the movie casts Brennan Cook, Marc Livingood, Travis Grant and is expected to take you to the roller coaster of nosebleed poker games.
- Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 – As we can make out from the name itself, this is a sequel of Paul Blart: Mall Cop, but unlike previous segment this film would be serving you with a flavor of Las vegas. To be more precise, this movie would help you in getting a taste of Steve wynn property. This upcoming 2015 American action comedy has been directed by Andy Fickman and written by Kevin James and Nick Bakay. The star list includes Evin James, Molly Shannon, Neal McDonough, Daniella Alonso, David Henrie and Raini Rodriguez. The film is scheduled to release on April 17, 2015.