'Runner, Runner' delves into the dark side of online gambling.
Justin Timberlake plays Princeton mathematics whizz kid Richie Furst in 'Runner, Runner' - the new crime thriller by Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer, The Take). In the trailer that rolled out this week, we join Richie as his fun online poker playing begins to turn into a serious habit. When he struggles to pay his school fees, he tries one last game to recoup his losses.
Unfortunately or Richie, he is busted out of the game - though his usually accurate calculations told him he should win? Convinced he has been scammed, the young poker star visits the website's owner Ivan Block (Ben Affleck) on a tropical island and is offered a ton of cash for his troubles, as well as a job. Richie accepts, but when he is kidnapped by an FBI agent looking to uncover the corrupt operations behind Ivan and his company, things take a turn for the worse.
With a screenplay by Brian Koppelman and David Levien (Ocean's Thirteen), 'Runner, Runner' looks an extremely slick piece of week that will appeal to fans of Timberlake, Affleck and.online poker. It hits theaters in the U.S and UK on September 27, 2013 and boasts a supporting cast that includes Gemma Arterton (Tamara Drewe) and Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker).
Justin Timberlake [L] At The Cannes Film Festival, and Ben Affleck [R] On The Promotional Trail For His Oscar-Winning Hit 'Argo'