The first trailer has hit for "Runner Runner", the new high stakes thriller starring Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake. Directed by Brad Furman, the script was penned by "Rounders" Brian Koppelman and David Levienthe and deals with the mysterious world of online poker. Certainly a topic they know about, as proven by the Matt Damon and Edward Norton film.
According to Timberlake, "I was actually looking forward to taking the summer off, but I read the script and met with Brad [Furman, the director], and his whole vision was just so high-stakes that it pushed me over the edge. I wasn't really aware of this world; I'm not a big gambler. But I tried to learn as much as I could, and I liked the idea that, behind the curtain there's something really seedy going on, and I liked the life-or-death stuff that Brad was talking about."
Check out the full synopsis below as well as the trailer!
Richie (Justin Timberlake), a Princeton college student who pays for school with on-line gambling, bottoms out and travels to Costa Rica to confront the on-line mastermind, Ivan (Ben Affleck), whom he believes has swindled him. Ivan sees a kindred spirit in Richie and brings the younger man into his operation. When the stakes get incredibly high and dangerous, and Richie comes to fully understand the deviousness of his new boss, he tries to turn the tables on him.
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"Runner Runner" hits AMC Theatres on September 27th
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