Posted on Thursday, November 5th, 2009 by Devindra Hardawar
Director Stephen Frears and writer D.V. DeVincentis are teaming up for another project, which seems to have some similarities to the John Cusack-starring hit, High Fidelity. The two are adapting the upcoming Beth Raymer memoir, Lay the Favorite, Take the Dog, which will be released this spring. The adaptation will simply be titled Lay the Favorite.
The dramedy concerns a thirty-something woman who falls in with a crowd of older math geeks that have figured out how to game the sportsbook system in Vegas. Says DeVincentis, “It’s a less violent, less sketchy version of the mob. This is the version of 50-year-old math geeks from Queens in basketball shorts who have pet guinea pigs.”