Another year, another poker movie. Last year's "Lucky You" pretty much tapped out, but the blackjack-themed "21" is going great guns, proving there's still a market for gambling movies.
Next at the table: "Deal," which is scheduled to open here April 25. The night before, April 24, the CineVegas film festival will host the "Deal" world premiere at the Palms' Brenden Theatres, with red-carpet arrivals at 7:30 p.m. and an 8:30 p.m. screening, followed by a party at the Palms' Moon nightclub.
Set against the backdrop of high-stakes poker, "Deal" focuses on a legendary retired player (Burt Reynolds) who teams up with a cocky newcomer (Bret Harrison) — until a Las Vegas call girl (Shannon Elizabeth) comes between them, setting the stage for a World Poker Tour championship showdown.
Of the three stars, Elizabeth is the only one currently listed on CineVegas' red-carpet celebrity roster, along with Mimi Rogers, Melissa Rivers, Sharon Lawrence, Efren Ramirez, Vince Vieluf, Joe Hachem, T.G. Sheppard, Kelly Lang, Lorrie Morgan, Brett Davern and Simona Fusco, among others.
For more information on the "Deal" premiere, call 992-7979 or click on www.cinevegas.com.