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Awkwafina Has Just Been Cast in a Truly-Crazy True Story

Fresh off her Oscar nomination and Golden Globe win, Awkwafina has just landed her next leading role in The Baccarat Machine.

It's the true story of the most successful female gambler of all time, Cheung Yin “Kelly” Sun.

Sun was sent to prison for gambling debt before swearing revenge on casinos and becoming so good at gambling casinos tried to ban her from playing.

But she partnered with legendary poker player Phil Ivey to go on one of the most incredible gambling runs ever and best of all, one that was totally legal.

Producers are now on the hunt for a director and the film should start shooting later this year.

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