Link Of The Day: James Toback Speaks His Mind About ‘The Gambler’ Remake

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Written by James Toback, filmed by Victor Kemper and directed by Karel Reisz (The French Lieutenant’s Woman), The Gambler is a hidden gem that features James Caan in possibly his best performance ever, while simultaneously battling cocaine addiction. It was announced yesterday that Martin Scorsese would remake the 1974 classic with Leonardo DiCaprio who will play the role that earned Caan a Golden Globe nomination, as well as re-teaming with script writer William Monahan, who wrote the Oscar winner The Departed. But what does James Toback, who wrote the semi-autobiographical story based loosely on the novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky think about all this? In a recent interview with Deadline Toback goes on to explain his frustration and complete disappointment with everyone involved. Here is the link of the day!


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