Catherine Zeta Jones to Lay The Favorite?

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Catherine Zeta-Jones and Justin Bartha star in this fresh and witty comedy about unexpected romance. When a beautiful, smart, suburban 40-year-old mother (Zeta-Jones) discovers that her husband is cheating, she takes her two children to New York City to start over. A demanding new job forces her to hire a nanny, and she chooses 25-year-old Aram (Bartha), who is still trying to figure out what he wants in life. As the new "manny" becomes attached to her kids, he and Sandy become aware of their own undeniable chemistry.
March 4th, 2011

Catherine Zeta Jones is in talks to play Bruce Willis' wife in new movie 'Lay The Favorite'

The Welsh actress - who recently received a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for services to the film industry and charity - has started negotiations for the project about a legendary gambler (Bruce) who tries to figure out a way of beating the Las Vegas betting system.

'The Town' star Rebecca Hall is also set to be involved in the project, which will be directed by British filmmaker Stephen Frears.

D.V. De Vincentis has written the script and will produce alongside Emmett Furla, Paul Trijbits and Anthony Bregman, with Curtis Jackson as an executive producer.

'Lay The Favourite' has been in the works for some time, and is finally expected to begin shooting in New Orleans and Las Vegas in April.

Catherine - who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her portrayal of killer Velma Kelly in 2002 musical 'Chicago' - last appeared in cinemas in 2009's 'The Rebound' and she is expected to play a role in Simon West's 'Dali' next year.