Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening Win the Lottery in 'Jerry & Marge Go Large' Trailer

'Jerry & Marge Go Large,' coming to Paramount+ in June, is based on a true story.
by Danielle Turchiano — 

Annette Bening and Bryan Cranston in 'Jerry & Marge Go Large'


Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening win the lottery in Jerry & Marge Go Large, premiering June 17 on Paramount+. See what that looks like in a just-released trailer, below.

The film is inspired by the true story of Jerry and Marge Selbee (played here by Cranston and Bening, respectively). Jerry was the one who realized that the more lottery tickets you buy, the better your chances are at winning. It's just math, increasing your odds by playing with more numbers, and he has always been good at math. This allowed the real-life couple to win $27 million over the course of almost a decade. 

"I just feel I never got to be a part of the world," the mild-mannered Jerry says in the trailer. 

He starts by playing the lottery in secret from his wife, but when he has a small windfall, he lets her in on the plan. Before this, they were not aggressive with their retirement fund. But now, she thinks, is the time to risk it, which is much to his surprise.

"We'd like to buy 8,000 Windfall tickets," Jerry says upon walking into a convenience store. And thus begins their journey to a real, well, windfall.

But their story is not one of greed, as they use the money they win to help their small town.

The movie also stars Larry Wilmore, Rainn Wilson, Anna Camp, Ann Harada, Jake McDorman, Michael McKean, and Uly Schlesinger. It is directed by David Frankel, written by Brad Copeland based on source material in The Huffington Post, and executive produced by Kevin Halloran. Producers are Gil Netter, Amy Baer via MRC Film's Landline Pictures, and Levantine Films.