Sequel to “Rounders” Confirmed

If history tells us anything, it’s that making a good casino poker movie isn’t easy. If you don’t agree, sit down and try to make it through Deal, Lucky You, The Grand, and High Roller – The Stu Ungar Story. Even the James Bond movie Casino Royale had Bond poisoned in the middle of the game just to spice up one of the worst big screen poker scenes of all time.

In any case, most people would much rather play online poker and collect rakeback than watch a poker movie…..that is, unless you’re talking about Rounders. In fact, Rounders is the sole reason why Hollywood hasn’t totally given up on the idea that a good poker movie can be made. Lucky for us, Miramax Studios recently announced that they’ve decided to pursue a sequel to the best poker movie ever.

The official Miramax press release reads as follows:

Miramax and the Weinstein Company announce an agreement to create sequels to some of Miramax’s best-known properties, and to partner on potential new television shows and special edition home entertainment products. The first films to be produced under the agreement will be sequels to Bad Santa, Rounders and Shakespeare in Love.

While seeing the Shakespeare in Love sequel may not be number 1 on the priority list for internet poker players, you can bet that they will be more than excited about Rounders 2. Unfortunately, we don’t have any details beyond the Miramax statement, and a tentative release date of 2012.

Actors for the Rounders sequel haven’t been confirmed either; however, it’s a good bet that the main actors such as Matt Damon and Edward Norton Jr. will be back to re-comprise their roles from the 1999 film. Damon played Matt McDermott, a good young poker player with WSOP aspirations, while Norton played ‘Werm,’ McDermott’s friend and degenerate gambler extraordinaire.

It will be interesting to see where these characters are at in the future as well as if co-stars John Turturro, Gretchen Mol and Martin Landau are brought back.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *