Rupert Wyatt Talks THE GAMBLER, Shooting the Blackjack Scenes Like a Western, Color Coding the Moneylenders, ECHO CHAMBER and More

     December 26, 2014


Rupert Wyatt’s The Gambler stars Mark Wahlberg as Jim Bennett, a college professor with a serious gambling problem.  Jim just isn’t capable of quitting when he’s ahead so, as a result, he’s lost a significant amount of his own mother’s (Jessica Lange) money and owes a good deal to a few unforgiving moneylenders (Michael K. Williams, John Goodman and Alvin Ing) as well.

Shortly before The Gambler’s Christmas Day release, I got the opportunity to sit down with Wyatt to discuss the challenge of shooting card games and college lectures in a visually stimulating manner, his color code for the moneylenders, the new sci-fi TV series he’s working on called Echo Chamber and more.  Check it all out in the video interview after the jump.

Rupert Wyatt:

  • Wyatt’s thoughts on gambling; his game of choice.
  • Shooting the blackjack scenes like a Western.
  • On the more subtle details in his visuals; color coding the moneylenders.
  • On the status of his TV series Echo Chamber.


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