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

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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By Ricky

Some people take my heart, others take my shoes, and some take me home. I write, I blog, I podcast and I edit. RIcky is the Editor-in-Chief of Sound On Sight and the host of several podcasts including Nxpress (Nintendo podcast), Game of Thrones, True Detective and Walking Dead shows, as well as the Sound On Sight flagship and Sordid Cinema podcast. He is Sound On Sight's expert on Horror and Nintendo and teaches at an elementary school in Montreal.

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