For anyone who saw this movie, you might be thinking that it was interesting to also see an Asian male and female even as side characters.

Turns out, they should all have been Asian, if it followed more closely to real life.

Main character Ben Campbell (played by Jim Sturgess)…

… is actually based on real person Jeff Ma, who had a cameo in the move.

And what of Professor Rosa (played by Kevin Spacey)?

He is based off the real life MIT grad and team organizer John Chang.

So why the switch from real life Asian protagonists to white characters?  The producers even said though most of the actual blackjack team was composed of Asian males, a studio executive involved in the casting process said that most of the film’s actors would be white, with perhaps an Asian female.

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