Los Angeles, CA (September 26, 2018) – World Poker Tour® today announced a new partnership with independent feature film Walk to Vegas. The film is based on the true story of Vince Van Patten, a WPT® commentator since its inception, who co-wrote the screenplay with Steve Alper and stars in the film.
Walk to Vegas is a comedic drama about high-stakes Hollywood gamblers who make a massive bet that one of them can’t walk from Hollywood to Las Vegas in seven days.
“The WPT is thrilled to announce our partnership with Walk to Vegas and Vince Van Patten, the longest-running commentator in poker, as he brings this true story to life on the big screen,” Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour, said. “With a high-quality cast and a team of exceptional filmmakers, Walk to Vegas tells the story of one of the greatest wagers ever made. As the premier name in internationally televised gaming and entertainment, the World Poker Tour is committed to helping market the film to its millions of viewers and fans around the world.”
“We are very excited to be collaborating with the World Poker Tour,” Vince Van Patten said. “It has always been a dream of mine to make this movie, and it brings me such great honor to have the support and commitment of the WPT.”
Walk to Vegas was directed by Eric Balfour and produced by Van Patten Brothers Ent., Kim Waltrip (Hit and Run), Adam Weinraub, and Mark R. Harris (Crash). The film stars Van Patten, Ross McCall (Band of Brothers), Paul Walter Hauser (I, Tonya), Eileen Davidson (The Young and the Restless), James Van Patten (Saw IV), Willie Garson (Sex and the City), Lucas Bryant (Haven), and Don Stark (That ‘70s Show), with John O’Hurley (Seinfeld), Chad Lowe (Entourage), and Jennifer Tilly (Liar, Liar).
Walk to Vegas Media Contact
Kim Waltrip – [email protected]
WPT Media Contact
Matthew Clark – [email protected]
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