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Over a year ago, news of Australian actor Russell Crowe starring in a poker-themed movie, Poker Face, made the headlines. The trailer for the film finally dropped on YouTube on October 13.
Alongside Crowe, the movie also stars Liam Hemsworth, Elsa Pataky, Jacqueline McKenzie, and more.
You can watch the trailer below.
Written and directed by the Academy Award Winner Russel Crowe, Poker Face follows a group of friends taking part in their yearly game of poker, though on this night, the stakes have been raised to life and death. The game`s host is tech billionaire and constant gambler Jake Foley, played by Crowe. The pot for the game is a whopping $25 Million.
The catch, however, is that Jake feels each of his guests has wronged him sometime in the past. He poisons them, and the only way they can stay “in the game” is by revealing the secrets they have been keeping from him. A new twist in the plot is introduced when a group of thieves breaks into the mansion, believing it to be empty. As the friends retreat into a safe room, they must band together if they plan on getting out alive.
The 1-minute and 58-second trailer starts with Jake putting his plan into motion and showcases all the effort he put in to get the secrets from the people he considered friends. From picking out the poison to tracking their position, Jake is shown to be someone willing to go “all in” in this game.
As the details of the game and the poisoning are revealed, we watch the group of “friends” retreat into a safe room, at which point we see Jake’s daughters return home. As the trailer teases the confrontation between the players and the thieves, we hear a voiceover from Jake that says, “Life is just a game, right? Maximize your wins, minimize your losses, and stay in the game as long as you can.”
Poker Face had its world premiere at the 2022 Rome Film Festival on October 16 and will make its way to theatres on November 16. The movie will hit the OTT platforms on November 22.