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Robert De Niro Eyed to Play Main Role in 'Gambling Man'

December 30, 2013 (7:09 am) GMT
The 'Grudge Match' actor is sought to portray the lead role in an adaptation of Gary Green's tell-all book.

is eyed for "". The "Godfather" actor is pursued to take on the lead role in Borsalino Films' upcoming big-screen project which will be adapted from best-selling casino book of the same title by casino mogul Gary Green.

"De Niro is certainly the most recognized of the actors we are eyeing for the lead in this landmark investment; but we there are several in contention and we have not even begun official talks," said Lu Nay of Puji Capital, one of the Shanghai China groups funding the film.

The book "traces the boss' personal escapades through the history of the casino world from the last days of Meyer Lansky to Green's adventures as a Donald Trump Vice President." No director and screenwriter have been announced for the feature film.

De Niro, 70, recently starred in "". His newest movies "" and "" are currently playing in theaters. The former placed fourth at North American box office with an estimated $19.6 million over the holiday weekend, while the latter opened at No. 11 with only $7.3 million.

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