21 - Clips
Currently at the top of the US Box Office - 21 came out in UK Cinemas on Friday 11th April 2008. Released by Columbia Pictures, 21 is an action/adventure inspired by the true story of some of the brightest young minds in the America - and how they took Vegas for millions.
Jim Sturgess plays Ben Campbell who's a shy, brilliant M.I.T. student who - needing to pay school tuition - finds that his monetary problems could be answered with playing cards.
Ben is recruited by his professor to join a group of the school's most gifted students that heads to Vegas every weekend armed with fake identities and the know-how to turn the odds at blackjack in their favor. With the unconventional math professor and stats genius Micky Rosa (Kevin Spacey) showing the way, they've cracked the code. By counting cards and using an intricate system of signals, the team can beat the casinos big time.
Seduced by the money, the Vegas lifestyle, and by his smart and sexy teammate, Jill Taylor (Kate Bosworth), Ben begins to push the limits. Though counting cards isn't illegal, the stakes are high, and the challenge becomes not only keeping the numbers straight, but staying one step ahead of the casinos' intimidating enforcer: Cole Williams (Laurence Fishburne).
Cast: Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth with Laurence Fishburne and Kevin Spacey
Directed by: Robert Luketic
Screenplay by: Peter Steinfeld and Allan Loeb
Based upon the book: Bringing Down the House by Ben Mezrich
Produced by: Dana Brunetti, Kevin Spacey, Michael De Luca
Executive Producers: William S. Beasley, Brett Ratner, Ryan Kavanaugh
Starring: Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne, Kevin Spacey