"Lay the Favorite" has debuted its first official trailer. Making its way out via Hey U Guys, the U.K. trailer focuses on Bruce Willis as Dink Heimowitz, a high-stakes gambler whose wife is jealous of his sexy employee Beth Raymer, played by Rebecca Hall.
Beth is a beautiful girl with a big heart who leaves her dancing job at a Florida strip club to become a Las Vegas cocktail waitress. It's not exactly an ideal career choice, but her borderline-ditzy personality doesn't give her many options.
In walks, Dink, a professional sports bettor who sees through her bubbly exterior and offers Beth a job placing wagers all over town to gain an advantage over the casinos. Her surprisingly impeccable mind for numbers soon cements her status as Dink's good-luck charm, until his gorgeous-but-frigid wife, Tulip, starts to get jealous.
Serving behind the lens for "Lay the Favorite" is Stephen Frears with D.V. DeVincentis penning the script. Tackling the part of Tulip is Catherine Zeta-Jones. Also joining the cast ensemble are Joshua Jackson, Vince Vaughn, Laura Prepon and John Carroll Lynch.
The Weinstein Company will distribute the comedy in the U.S. theaters sometime in 2012.