Based on the true tale Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions, Jim Sturgess plays Ben Campbell, a brilliant-but-poor student hoping to win a scholarship to Harvard Med School. His fortunes change overnight when he reluctantly agrees to join a secret group of M.I.T. students -- masterminded by math professor Micky Rosa (Kevin Spacey) -- who teaches them to count cards and make a killing playing blackjack in Vegas. Rosa could be your best friend or your worst enemy, and when Ben crosses him, there's hell to pay.