Masi Oka, better known as Hiro Nakamura on NBC’s hit TV show Heroes, has landed himself a movie deal!
No doubt due in large part to the huge success of the Heroes TV series, Oka has been cast for the Robert Luketic movie 21.
21 is based on the Ben Mezrich book “Bringing Down The House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T Students Who Took Vegas for Millions.” The movie and book are both based on a true story that is incredibly well known in the blackjack and gambling world.
Six M.I.T students, along with a former math instructor, all worked together by using disguises, secret signals and a skill that will get you thrown out of any casino, or worse, know as card counting to take a number of Las Vegas casinos for nearly $4-million. At that time scamming, especially at Blackjack, for that much money was unheard of.
The movie, without a doubt, should prove to be a good one. I’m a huge fan of Heroes, love gambling and love Masi Oka, so I’ll certainly be checking it out.
On another Heroes note, don’t forget, Masi Oka will be on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno tomorrow night, where he’ll reveal some juicy tidbits about the series return on January 22nd!