In Cinemas April 11th 2008
Columbia Pictures' action/adventure 21 is inspired by the true story of the very brightest young minds in the country - and how they took Vegas for millions.
Ben Campbell (Jim Sturgess) is a shy, brilliant M.I.T. student who - needing to pay school tuition - finds the answers in the cards. He is recruited 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 unorthodox math professor and stats genius Micky Rosa (Kevin Spacey) leading the way, they've cracked the code. By counting cards and employing 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' menacing enforcer: Cole Williams (Laurence Fishburne).
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
Cast: Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth with Laurence Fishburne and Kevin Spacey
Starring: Kevin Spacey, Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne