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'Lucky' turns murderer into lottery winner

July 18, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Jeffrey Tambor co-stars with Colin Hanks in a new dark comedy involving winning the lottery called "Lucky."

"Who hasn't dreamed of winning a lottery? But I don't think anyone has ever dreamed of the other thing," Tambor said.

The "other thing" Tambor was talking about is murder.

Hanks starts the film playing a mild-mannered young man who has a very bad habit: he likes to kill people.

But then he happens to win a multi-million dollar lottery jackpot, and with that fortune things quickly begin to change.

"All the sudden the crush he has had his entire life decides to reciprocate acknowledgement and feelings for him, he becomes a different person," Hanks said. "It was a chance for me to play with creating two versions of the same guy, and that to me was a lot of fun as an actor to do."

Tambor had nothing but fun working with his younger co-star.

"He has his own timing and his own deal, and it's very, very good," Tambor said.

However, there's another actor both of these men felt lucky to work with.

"Ann-Margret. I'm just going to say it's Ann-Margret. That's amazing," Hanks said.

"When I met Ann-Margret I was like, 'humana-humana-humana,'" Tambor said. "I'm still one of those guys that gets star struck."

"Lucky" is rated R. It's in limited release.

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