Matt Damon Talks About Rounders 2 Possibility During Rich Eisen Interview

Published on July 30th, 2016 2:55 pm EST

The Poker King is leaning on the couch and having a sip of coffee while discussing the possibility of the sequel for the movie RoundersThe movie "Rounders", which starred Matt Damon, Edward Norton and John Malkovich, was released nearly twenty years ago.

The movie, which detailed fictional character Mike McDermott's adventures in the underground poker world, was partially responsible for the online poker boom that swept the world starting in 2003. Everybody who watched Rounders dreamt of a life where they could battle against the likes of "Teddy KBG" and eventually move to Las Vegas to play against some of the best players in the world.


Over the years there have been rumors about a possible sequel to "Rounders", though nothing has come to fruition as of yet.

Earlier this week, during an interview on the Rich Eisen Show, Matt Damon touched on the possibility of making a sequel.

When asked about a potential sequel, Damon said that he had "talked" about it with David Levien and Brian Koppelman, who are the two men who wrote the original movie. Damon said that the idea for the sequel that was tossed around was wondering how the likes of McDermott and "Teddy KGB" would perform in a new poker world that is dominated by younger players who have played "millions of hands" by the time that they turn 21.

In the original Rounders movie, Damon's character expertly read his opponents in order to gain an edge over the games that he played in.

How would Mike McDermott, Damon wonders, function in a world where younger poker players have all of the math down and are thinking three or four steps ahead?


Edward Norton, who played "Worm" in the original Rounders movie, has also signalled his interest in participating in a potential Rounders sequel.


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