“Double south” | Date, plot, cast, director and is the high-stakes gaming drama worth watching

Name of the film: Double Down South

Release date: January 19, 2024

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Genre: Drama/Thriller

Country of origin: United States

Duration: 2 hours

Who doesn’t love a good high-stakes gaming drama? Get ready for Tom Schulman’s “Double Down South,” which is set to hit your nearby theaters on Friday, January 19.

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What is the plot of “Double Down South”?

In the underworld of high-stakes gambling, Nick (Kim Coates), owner of a dilapidated plantation house, is captivated by the wit, resilience and charm of talented gambler Diana (Lili Simmons). Impressed by her determination to succeed, he takes her under his wing.

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The official synopsis reads: “In the dangerous, high-stakes world of the illegal game of keno pool, Diana, a smart and tough newcomer, charms keno veteran Nickinto into taking her under his wing. They prepare to risk everything to defeat the world champion, but they will soon find themselves in a situation far more dangerous than they ever imagined.”

Who stars in ‘Double Down South’?

Kim Coates
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Kim Coates plays Nick in ‘Double Down South’ (JC Olivera/Getty Images)

Kim F Coates, born February 21, 1958, is a Canadian-American actor renowned for his work in Canadian and American films and television series.

Notable for playing “Tig” Trager in “Sons of Anarchy” and Declan Gardiner in “Bad Blood”, he also had recurring roles in “Prison Break”, “Cold Case”, “CSI and CSI: Miami”. Coates showed his talent on Broadway and appeared in films like “The Last Boy Scout,” “Bad Boys,” “King of Sorrow” and “Goon.”

Lily Simmons


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Lili Marie Simmons, born July 23, 1993, is an American actress and model best known for her portrayal of Rebecca Bowman in the Cinemax series “Banshee”.

Simmons, who started out as a Ford model, was also featured in “True Detective” and “Ray Donovan.”

Igby Rigney


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Originally from Ossining, New York, Pace University alumnus Igby Rigney ventured into television with a 2018 appearance on “Blue Bloods.”

In 2021, Rigney took on the role of young Jesse in “Fast & Furious 9” and was featured in Netflix’s “Midnight Mass,” “The Midnight Club” and “The Fall of the House of Usher.”

Other cast members also include Tom Bower, Justin Marcel McManus, Rebecca Lines and Cameron Cowperthwai.

Who is the director of “Double Down South”?

“Double Down South” is written and directed by Academy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Tom Schulman.

Schulman is also known for “Dead Poets Society” for which he received an Academy Award.

Is “Double Down South” worth watching?

“Double Down South” is sure to grab viewers’ attention with its intriguing exploration of keno pool, high-stakes gambling and the characters’ hidden secrets.

Director Tom Schulman’s confidence in the excellent cast adds to the film’s appeal, delivering a gritty, confident thriller that keeps audiences engaged.

If you are drawn to tension-filled narratives with a touch of drama and thriller, “Double Down South” seems like a worthwhile watch.

“Double Down South” Trailer



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