Tough Luck

Title: Tough Luck
Genre: Thriller
Year: 2003
Director: Gary Ellis
Writer: Todd King & Bill Boatman
Producers: Brian Etting, Josh Etting, Carole Curb Nemoy, Mike Curb, Ram Bergman, Dana Lustig
Cast: Armand Assante, Norman Reedus, Dagmara Dominczyk

A tense and intricate web of deceit and betrayal entangles Archie (Norman Reedus), a wandering grifter who is hired by a traveling carnival owner (Armand Assante) to murder his beautiful wife, Divana (Dagmara Dominczyk), only to be seduced into acting as her accomplice. He tries to fake the murder and collect his payment, but is double-crossed and framed for the crime. On the run, and believing Divana dead, he chances upon her in New Orleans where he discovers the fake murder was just a diversion for her and the carney owner to steal a quarter of a million dollars in laundered casino money. In a seductive play for trust fueled by passion, Divana convinces Archie to take part in a new plot to steal the casino money and start a new life. In a twisted finale he discovers the true meaning of double-cross in a deadly collision of money and revenge.