Insomnia wagers ‘Grand’ on poker pic

“X-Men 3” scribe Zak Penn has reshuffled the deck on his improvisational poker comedy “The Grand.” Penn will direct the pic from an outline he penned, but the dialogue will be improvised when lensing begins next month at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Storyline revolves around an international poker tourney. Thesps will play real games, culminating in a championship round. Ensemble cast includes Woody Harrelson, Ray Liotta, Ray Romano, Jason Alexander, Cheryl Hines and German helmer Werner Herzog.

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