The GamblerBet big - or go home.

That's the M.O. of Mark Wahlberg's character in "The Gambler." In a new trailer for the remake of the 1974 film, Jim Bennett is a literature professor by day, gambling addict by night. But when his bets don't pay off, Bennett finds his life in the hands of a gangster (Michael K. Williams) and seeks help from his rich mother (Jessica Lange) and a loan shark (John Goodman). A budding relationship with Brie Larsen only makes the stakes higher.

The trailer is highly promising - Wahlberg looks electric, Goodman charmingly sardonic, and let's just all bow down to La Lange. We have a feeling this might show up at quite a few awards shows this year.

"The Gambler" opens December 19 in limited release.