Ok, ok: Vegas and gambling and cards are still totally trendy and hip. Or at least, studios hope they are, because just yesterday a deal was signed for another gambling-based movie, this one about poker (yes, just like Deal, which was announced last month). Unlike Deal, though, which is a story of a mentor and student, and their epic poker battle, this new film is a "family comedy" about a family that is compelled by life to go to Vegas and play Texas Hold 'Em. What happened, see, is that their eight-grade son somehow lost all of his sister's savings (The Hollywood Reporter goes out of its way to emphasize that the boy had good intentions -- there is no sibling malice allowed in family comedies), and the family has no choice but to gamble to get it back. Obviously. In that situation, what wholesome family wouldn't roadtrip to Vegas? And "learn the true meaning of family along the way?" It's a no-brainer.

Yuri Zeltser and Cary Bickley will write the screenplay for indie group Bristol Bay Productions.
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