Only a few days before it premieres at Sundance, a first-look clip of Stephen Frears' "Lay The Favorite" has premiered over at EW, and it shows the film's leads, Rebecca Hall and Bruce Willis, cruising through Vegas while sharing a sing-along (or in Willis' case, a drunken-dad-at-a-wedding bellow-along) to the Albert Hammond-written classic. There's not a lot revealed besides that, but it's good to see the film in motion; Hall looks delightful, and there seems to be plenty of chemistry between her and Willis.
The actress plays a stripper-turned-waitress who falls in with a professional gambler who thinks he has a way of beating the system (Willis), while Catherine Zeta-Jones, Vince Vaughn and Joshua Jackson make up the supporting cast. Frears has been off his game for a little while with "Cheri" and "Tamara Drewe," but the film seems to be a return to the kind of seedy crime flick that has made up some of his best work, including "The Hit," "The Grifters" and "Dirty Pretty Things," so we've got a good feeling about this one. The first screening will be in Park City on Saturday night, and we should have our review not long after for you.