I think the movie goes straight to streaming. Rotten Tomatoes will give it a 20%. Or less.
Giovanni Ribisi plays Mark Frissora, CEO of Caesars Entertainment.
Ken Jeong plays "Guy Lo", the comedic president of the Chinese card making factory.
Steve Buscemi plays "Tony Burducci" the Director of Table Games at Bellagio
ZenKing played of course by Jonah Hill. We'll name is character "Leo" with a nickname of "Lucky"
We'll throw in Hayden Panettiere as Leo's love interest.
Movie starts with a scene in the CEO's office. There is a board meeting where Giovanni is asking his VP of operations why his casino numbers are down. The room points at the numbers, "well, we're getting killed in Blackjack and counters. They are just too good to detect and they are taking away our profits. We've introduced 6:5 blackjack through the strip and that's helped a little bit."
"Can't you detect the counters?"
"No, sir, we can't. They are too hard to detect."
"Dammit with all of this technology and security are you telling me that they are too smart for us?!!"
"Well what are we going to do about it?"
"Well sir we could go to even-money blackjack?"
"Even money! That's not even blackjack!!!"
"I know, but no one seems to care about 6:5 except for the counters, who are just killing us. Killing us?"
"Well what are we going to do?"
"Well I have an idea..."
Then there's a scene with counting teams in Blackjack in expensive homes smoking weed and living the highlife with young women in an expensive home. There's a cameo by Phil Ivey and members of the old MIT blackjack team. They're doing accounting and figuring out that they won 7 million off of Caesars this year playing Blackjack. They talk about their methods and how they count which of course gives the audience what how they play. Cut to scenes of them on the casino floor, in disguise, in teams, counting cards, etc, similar to what you would have seen in 21.
Cut to a phone call between the CEO of Caesars and Guy Lo, a card maker in Nanjing, China. He goes out to the floor, writes up an order, and is seen in the next few minutes barking out orders to the manufacturing floor. A young teenager rolls his eyes mysteriously as he opens a deck of cards and looks for something and shuffles the deck before putting it back in to the box (of course I know that's not how it's done. It's a dramatization).
Cut back to the CEO calling the American manufacturer of his cards and says "sorry, we don't require your services any more". Cut to a Tweet of Donald Trump stating "Caesars offshores its playing cards to China. Frissora is no patriot. He will be deported! Sad."
Cut back to the casinos a few weeks later. It shows the dealers at Bellagio, Caesars, Harrahs and the Linq being instructed on new card procedures... "You are not to look at the cards. Just face down, straight into the shufflers".
Meanwhile the counting team arrives at Caesars and are taken aback by their ability not to win anymore. Getting more desparate, they get detected as counters and get trespassed throughout Vegas.
"I can't figure out what happened! We played correctly. How could we have run into this bad luck?"
"Oh well, we'll never know. I guess we better pack up and go back to our day jobs as IT engineers at Lochheed..."
Cut to a quiet day on the east side of the United States. You see Leo in a PA casino, by himself, counting away, enjoy some success as his pile of chips grows from 1,000 to 5,000. He ends his day, gets in his 2009 grey Toyota Corolla, and heads to the local Applebys for a steak dinner with a friend. He talks about his plans during dinner and how superior he is at counting cards, and details him about his boring life in PA. The friend takes out his wallet, but Leo's got it. "Wait," his friend says, "You didn't leave a tip". "Oh", said Leo, "I don't believe in tipping. It's a sham. Employers should pay them more."
That's all I have so far.
I envision a scene where ZK takes out all of the money and puts it in his shoes and drives across America in with the cash in his shoes. He gets pulled over in Texas of course for a "broken taillight" and the police ask to search his car. He refuses and he gets taken to a holding cell where they take his car apart. But they never search his shoes, and he leaves a day later, paranoia intact, with the sweaty money in his shoes.
There has to be a scene where ZK finds a place, buys groceries, and cooks for himself.
It's a start.
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