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Poker Junkies, an upcoming film, features the world of international private poker. Today, individuals around the globe enjoy poker through an array of formats, including television programs, nationally broadcast tournaments, magazines, and websites. In this vein, the popular online gaming site Poker Junkies offers poker aficionados an opportunity to play directly with one another in a variety of flexible, convenient, and uninterrupted environments. Inspired in part by the success of the website Poker Junkies, the film of the same name showcases the world of international private poker.Poker Junkies represents the most recent brainchild of Mars Callahan, whose oeuvre spans both television and feature film. In addition to serving as writer, director, and producer of Poker Junkies, he also stars in the film's lead role, an aspiring cash-game poker champion struggling to achieve a top international rank as he engages the world's most elite private poker players. In preparation for Poker Junkies, Mr. Callahan educated himself in the game, which ultimately led him to unanticipated success in the World Series of Poker. Prior to creating Poker Junkies, Mars Callahan directed, produced, cowrote, and starred in Poolhall Junkies, whose cast included Christopher Walken, Chazz Palminteri, Rick Schroder, Alison Eastwood, Michael Rosenbaum, and, in his final film, Rod Steiger. Striving to illuminate the world of pool, Poolhall Junkies won an Espy Awards nomination for best film in 2003 and remains a popular movie in the genre today.