Justin Timberlake will appear in his second movie in 2013 in just a week's time; the fast-paced, high-action gambling thriller 'Runner Runner'.

Justin Timberlake plays a mathematical genius from Princeton who has gambled away all his money despite needing it for his tuition fees. In a last ditch attempt at regaining his thousands, he attempts a last game of poker on a website called Midnight Black; however, when his money is brutally snatched away just as he is on the brink of winning it back, he realises that the site itself has cheated him out of it. "Instead of blowing the whistle, I take it to the owner in Costa Rica", Justin explains in an interview featurette. The owner is Ivan Block and he leads him into a world with a very dark background.

Justin Timberlake's 'Runner Runner' featurette interview

"It's a fast paced world, [Ivan] Block sees someone he finally relates to", Justin says. "As the movie progresses, it becomes this sort of mentor-apprentice role. The deeper he gets into the story, the darker and darker it gets." He also adds that his character is "a guy in the wrong world trying to do everything the right way" before he realises that he has been thrust into a life or death situation. "It's the new American Dream. The more access we have to things, the faster we want them."

'Runner Runner' trailer

Directed by Brad Furman ('The Lincoln Lawyer'), 'Runner Runner' will be released in the UK on September 27th 2013 and also stars Ben Affleck ('Argo') and Gemma Arterton ('Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters').

Justin Timberlake at Cannes
Justin featured in 'Inside Llewyn Davis' earlier this year

Justin Timberlake at GQ Awards in London
Justin Timberlake at GQ Awards in London