Mark Wahlberg’s Dark Turn in ‘The Gambler’

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Mark Wahlberg finished out his big year in 2014 with The Gambler, following up his major roles in Lone Survivor (critically beloved and commercially successful) and Transformers: Age of Extinction (a mind-blowing commercial success). The Gambler is Mark’s art movie, a pretty dark remake of the 1974 movie starring James Caan. Wahlberg plays a college professor whose gambling obsession cuts him off from everyone and everything else in his life.

It’s available on Digital HD starting today, with the Blu-ray, DVD and VOD releases following on April 28th. Wahlberg lost a ton of weight for this movie, pulling a reverse from the bodybuilding job he did for Pain & Gain. In our exclusive clip from the movie’s bonus features, costume designer Jacqueline West talks about how they tailored Mark’s suits before he starting losing weight. Once he put them back on for the movie, the baggy suits reinforce his character’s distraction.

  • Dude

    One of my favorite parts of this great Wahlberg/Goodman flick is where John Goodman bids our ‘Gambler’ to achieve ‘F/U status’. Definitely one of Hollywood’s better diatribes…