Upcoming Poker Documentary Follows Career of Mike ‘The Mouth’ Matusow

The blowups, the passion, the drama, and even tears mixed with victorious moments and plenty of table talk are all what poker embodies! Poker fans from the 2000s will recognise many of these scenarios regarding Mike “The Mouth” Matusow.

From massive wins on some of the game’s biggest stages to a stint in jail at one point, Matusow has seen a bit of everything in poker. Now, filmmakers are working to document his life in a new film fittingly titled Matusow.

The four-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner appears polarising to some poker fans. But few players bring as much passion to the tables as Matusow.
The new film from Big F Productions hopes to shine a light on this aspect.

“A lot of people have this misconception of him that he’s bad, good, or unapproachable, or a jerk,” director Frank Zarrillo says. “That couldn’t be further than the truth. I spent a lot of time with Mike at casinos, doctor appointments, family and friend outings, restaurants, you name it. He’s a generous guy that always tells the truth and is upfront with you.”

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Zarrillo is producing the film with his brother, Danny Zarrillo. He recently spoke with 888poker about the upcoming film and documenting the life of The Mouth.