Cast. Watch the movie trailer for the gambling comedy Lay the Favorite, starring Bruce Willis, Rebecca Hall and Catherine Zeta-Jones. The night is far gone; the day is at hand. Lay the Favorite Stephen Frears (2012) 89min. A Las Vegas cocktail waitress, falls in with a sports gambler who swoons for her as she proves to be something of a gambling prodigy. Lay the Favorite (promoted as Lay the Favourite in the UK) is a 2012 American comedy-drama film starring Bruce Willis, Rebecca Hall, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Joshua Jackson.Based on Beth Raymer's memoir of the same title, the film follows a young, free-spirited woman as she journeys through the legal and illegal world of sports gambling. Berean Study Bible The night is nearly over; the day has drawn near. Lay the Favorite movie cast and actor biographies. Bruce Willis and Rebecca Hall also star in this true-story gambling drama about a Las Vegas waitress who became … Beth Raymer Rebecca Hall. Dink Heimowitz Bruce Willis. Selected credits (non-exhaustive) Directed by Stephen Frears Produced by Anthony Bregman Peter Gethers Screenwriter D.V. Advertisement. See the movie posters, photos, cast, synopsis, movie rating and release date. The cast is solid, though Hall's baby voice is grating, and there is enough story to make things watchable. Rebecca Hall, Bruce Willis, Catherine Zeta-Jones. Check out the latest photos and bios of the cast and filmmakers of Lay the Favorite. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. The film was directed by Stephen Frears. Lay the Favorite Adds Joshua Jackson. A comedy of little consequence with an A-list cast, "Lay the Favorite" follows Rebecca Hall's protagonist into the world of mostly legal gambling where she finds Bruce Willis's numbers man, romance, and moral lessons. 15 Certificate ADVERTISEMENT. Cast & Crew. In the achingly inessential Lay The Favorite, Rebecca Hall plays a directionless sexpot so ditsy, she seems incapable of reading a book, let alone writing the memoir on which the film is based. Lay the Favorite; Lay the Favorite Cast and Crew. So let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.