Nearly a year ago, PokerNews reported news that Harvey Weinstein, whose The Weinstein Company was once again working with Miramax, expected Rounders 2 to be made “instantaneously.” The news came after Weinstein told Deadline Hollywood that star Matt Damon and screenwriters David Levien and Brian Koppelman, who also scribed the poker film Runner, Runner, were all on board.
Indeed, both Levien and Koppelman confirmed to PokerNews that they do have a story for Rounders 2, which was rumored to star Robert De Niro in a villain role, if and when the movie is to be made.
“It’s a matter of the companies who control the rights getting behind it and allowing it to happen,” they said.
Unfortunately there has been little movement in 2014, though Edward Norton, who played the infamous "Worm" in Rounders, talked about a possible sequel on the Nov. 20 episode of the David Letterman Show.
One of the first things Letterman talks about is Norton’s memorable performance in Rounders, and that he heard a rumor a sequel could be in the pipeline.
“I don’t know how you make a second Rounders, is there a possibility of it?” Letterman asked.
Norton replied with the following:
“I think there is a possibility of it. Yeah, we couldn’t have had more fun making that movie. That was one of the best gangs of people ever. We did it right on the cusp of what became kind of the resurgence of the poker phenomenon. And I think Matt and I talked later, we should have negotiated like a five-percent rake on every poker pot that was played after that, because then we could have made the film with our money."
Check out Norton’s interview with Letterman below. He talks about Rounders 2 shortly after he sits down:
*Lead photo courtesy of IMDB.