Mark Wahlberg is having another banner year as he began the year with Lone Survivor, then Transformers: Age of Extinction and now with the release of the first red band trailer for The Gambler, it looks like he has another winner for 2014.
Wahlberg stars as the titular character who, despite how good he is at the activity, can’t seem to catch a break. The superstar actor portrays an English professor at an esteemed university that should be able to just enjoy life with a vocation that society honors. Yet, he can’t walk away from the high stakes games of poker that truly get his blood going.
The Gambler lands in theaters December 19 (for an Oscar qualifying run), before going wide on January 1.
The film also stars Jessica Lange, Brie Larson and as you can see from the above trailer, an out-of-this-world John Goodman.
Check out the first of Wahlberg’s banner 2014 work and watch Lone Survivor online.