Steve Buscemi's off to Las Vegas

With Romany Malco and Emily Mortimer in a new drama

With summer’s heat burning away, thoughts naturally turn to... er... an ensemble drama that loosely adapts Dante’s Inferno in to the tale of an ex-gambler working with an insurance fraud investigator?

It didn’t cross our minds either, but it did occur to unknown writer-director Hue Rhodes, who penned the script, called Saint John Of Vegas and has nabbed an outstanding ensemble to bring it to life.

Steve Buscemi, The 40-Year-Old Virgin’s Romany Malco, Emily Mortimer, Tim Blake Nelson, John Cho, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Peter Dinklage will all star in the film, which has just started shooting in Vegas.

Variety is playing the odds.