"Deal" said Gil Cates Jr. as he's agreed to direct the upcoming drama flick for Louisiana-based Crescent City Pictures. Besides directing, Cates also wrote the script alongside Marc Weinstock.
The story of "Deal" revolves around an ex-gambler who teaches a hot-shot college student how to "play the player," vs. just the cards. But after the two have a bitter falling out, mentor and student find themselves competing against each other in the World Poker Tour championships.
Michael Arata and Albert Salzer will serve as producers with shooting slated to begin April 3 in New Orleans. The movie will among others star the likes of Burt Reynolds, Bret Harrison, Shannon Elizabeth, Charles Durning, Phil Laak, Antonio Esfandari, and Vince Van Patton.