The Gambler

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The first images have arrived online for Rupert Wyatt’s drama, The Gambler.

The new film is a remake of the 1974 original, and will follow Wahlberg as a literature professor who finds himself battling a rapidly escalating gambling problem.

The role saw Wahlberg drop a staggering 60 pounds from the scales, although according to the star, the physical transformation wasn’t the most challenging aspect of the role…

“Being believable as a teacher was one of my greatest challenges and most rewarding,” says Wahlberg. “It meant being able to have the comfort to really understand and say those words.”

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Directed by Wyatt and co-starring Brie Larson, Jessica Lange and John Goodman, The Gambler will open in the UK on 1 May 2015.

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