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Steven Seagal, Tia Carrere, and George Eads Star in "Gutshot Straight"

George Eads in Gutshot Straight
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Poker movies are few and far between. Perhaps it's better that way since it's almost impossible to bring poker to the world through the big screen and have it come across with all the tension and drama that can unfold in the life of an average poker player (sarcasm intended). No matter how you try to disguise the playing field, poker isn't about fast action which makes it difficult to put together a move that appeals to the masses. That said, Gutshot Straight by Jay-X Entertainment is expected to be released on September 1st.

Starring George Eads, who played Nick Stokes on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; Steven Seagal (Under Siege, Marked for Death), Vinnie Jones (Snatch, X-Men: The Last Stand); and Tia Carrere (Wayne's World, True Lies), the indie film was written by Jerry Rapp and directed by Justin Steele.

The following is a synopsis provided by"

A professional poker player, Jack Daniel, gets in with the underworld when takes a wager proposed by Duffy, a mysterious gambler. In order to protect his family and himself, Jack must outwit Duffy’s cunning brother Lewis and scheming wife May as each attempts to force him into murdering the other. Jack seeks the help of Paulie Trunks, a loan shark looking to collect on Jack’s poker debts, who might want to protect his investment.

“This movie is almost a day-in-the-life type thing," Eads said when interviewed by maximotv. "It’s probably a span over a couple of days, and it’s just about a degenerate gambler that is in love with danger. It’s kind of his albatross, he was born that way. It gets his adrenaline going."

“It was a great experience," Steele on directing the film. "It was very tough. We had a big cast and we were in Vegas during the hottest time of the summer, and it was challenging but it was exciting. It was a fun ride, it was a great experience.”

Gutshot Straight is rated R for sexuality/nudity, language and some violence. Watch the trailer below:

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