Leach says the premiere for the Gil Cates Jr. directed film was postponed due to “studio requirements,” which is fancy talk for “it really sucks bad right now and has no chance of doing well because shit we don’t even have Drew Barrymore and that Hulk guy in it and that movie made less than a Jamie Kennedy film BUT we’re still going to dump more money into it to try to make it suck a little less.”
Insiders think Deal may still hit theatres sometime this winter.
If you don’t know, Deal is about a young guy (actor Bret Harrison) who gets taken under the wing of an old poker player (Burt Reynolds) while falling in love with a girl (Shannon Elizabeth). In a surprise finale that you’ll never see coming in a million years, the two poker players end up competing against each . . . wait, wait, wait just a second . . . isn’t this Color of Money dressed up as a poker movie? Or
Anyway, here’s hoping
As a side note, to promote the premiere of Deal Shannon Elizabeth had to pimp some “Win a Trip to Vegas” contest that was really one of those cheesy timeshare resort promotions. One lucky sucker blogged about it here.
Also as a side note, photos of Shannon Elizabeth prettying up a poker room after the jump.