In it Affleck, who normally wears the white hat, plays a villainous businessman in charge of an offshore gambling operation. He’s pitted against Timberlake, who at 32 looks a bit long-in-the-tooth to be playing an Ivy League student who loses his tuition money playing online poker.
Feeling cheated, Timberlake’s character, Richie, jets off to Costa Rica to find the poker site’s corrupt boss, eventually becoming Affleck’s right hand man before getting seduced into a world of gambling, women and yachts.
Of course being Affleck’s protégé, whose character is called Ivan Block, comes with the risk of being fed to the crocodiles, and it’s not long before the FBI get involved, determined to take the entire operation down.
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“Runner, Runner is directed by Brad Furman, best known for “The Lincoln Lawyer”. It co-stars Gemma Arterton from Quantum of Solace and Anthony Mackie from The Hurt Locker. It’s due to hit theatres on September 27.