Mendelsohn plays Gerry, a talented but down-on-his-luck gambler who encounters the young charismatic gambler named Curtis (Reynolds) in the midst of a poker game. Gerry is impressed with Curtis' skill of playing cards and really wants Curtis to team up with him in a high stakes poker game.
Gerry manages to convince Curtis to go with him for a legendary game in New Orleans. "We go down the Mississippi, but we hit up all the action. You'd be my lucky charm, I love it," someone says in voiceover. The trailer continues with the scenes showing the duo having great time together, dancing, wine toasting and even arguing.
Although Gerry thinks that his luck begins to change after he meets his "lucky charm," things don't always go the way he plans. In their trip, Gerry and Curtis experience ups and downs as gamblers. The highs and lows they've been through unveil the duo's true characters and motivations, and an undeniable bond forms between them.
"Mississippi Grind" also stars Sienna Miller, Analeigh Tipton, Robin Weigert,Jane McNeill, Lauren Gros and Alfre Woodard. Directed and written by Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, the movie is slated for a U.S. release on September 25.