LOS ANGLES: The two-time Oscar-winning actress Jessica Lange will play the rich and ostentatious mother of Mark Wahlberg’s character in a new version of the 1974 film The Gambles, reported Deadline. Mark Wahlberg will portray a college professor whose gambling addiction takes over his life, with his debts leading to some unwanted new friends. The role was played by James Caan in the original film. Brie Larson has also been in talks to appear in The Gambler, which is being directed by Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Rupert Wyatt and written by William Monahan.Jessica, won two Academy Awards in Tootsie and Blue Sky.–BT