Based on Ben Mezrich’s New York Times bestseller “Bringing Down the House: The True Story of six M.I.T. Kids Who Took Vegas for Millions”, 21 stars Academy® Award winner KEVIN SPACEY, KATE BOSWORTH (Superman Returns), hot British actor JIM STURGESS (Across the Universe, The Other Boleyn Girl) and Academy® Award nominee LAURENCE FISHBURNE (The Matrix). Directed by ROBERT LUKETIC (Legally Blonde, Monster-in-Law) and produced by DANA BRUNETTI (American Beauty), MICHAEL DE LUCA (American History X), and KEVIN SPACEY (American Beauty), 21 is a thrilling ride into the world of gambling and the consequences of greed.
Ben Campbell (Sturgess) is a shy but brilliant M.I.T. student who finds his way to pay for his schooling through playing cards. Ben is recruited to join a group of super intelligent students lead by professor Micky Rosa (Spacey) who travel to Vegas each weekend to take on the casinos at Blackjack with their knowledge of beating the odds. Having figured out an intricate system of signals the team start seeing the money roll in. Ben finds himself getting drawn deeper and deeper into the high flying lifestyle, the money and falls for the charms of his sexy teammate, Jill Taylor (Bosworth). With so much money at stake the real challenge becomes staying one step ahead of the casinos before they rumble the scam.