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Watch: Stakes Are High in New 'Runner Runner' Trailer with Affleck

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September 4, 2013
Source: YouTube

Runner Runner

Before audiences see Ben Affleck as Batman in the forthcoming Man of Steel sequel, he's going to have a little fun as a villain in Runner Runner from The Lincoln Lawyer director Brad Furman. After he takes on a financially struggling college student (Justin Timberlake) into his corrupt business of underground gambling and crime, the stakes are high when he's also turned into an FBI informant. The film doesn't look all that thrilling, though Affleck seems to be having a blast as the villain. Unfortunately, the trailer just makes this look like a forgettable thriller that hits all the familiar notes of similar moves we've seen before.

Here's the new trailer for Brad Furman's Runner Runner from YouTube:

Runner Runner is directed by Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer) and written by Brian Koppelman & David Levien (Ocean's 13, Runaway Jury) A businessman (Ben Affleck) with an offshore online gambling operation recruits curious, struggling college student Richie Furst (Justin Timberlake) to join his little world after he discovers the corrupt nature of his business. Promised a life of luxury, Richie takes the opportunity, but finds himself in trouble when the FBI turns him into an informant. Anthony Mackie, Gemma Arterton and Ben Schwartz also star in the film which Fox sends to theaters September 27th.

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  • TJW
    This is going to get terrible reviews and all of the angry Bat-nerds will act like Affleck is terrible regardless of how well he performs in it.
    • Isildur_of_Numenor
      True and sad.
  • Ehsan Davodi
    Get Back to Directing MAN!
  • whoa
    Are we seriously still using J-Kwon's 'Tipsy' for music in films?
    • iagree
      So many trailers have terrible songs in them. Find some original music hollywood!
  • PikeyOneil
    This will BOMB! Hollywood please let Timberlake continue to sell out arena's and stadiums with his song and dance routine.......he's got no acting chops!
    • Xerxexx
      See southland tales.
    • Rob Clark
      Agree. Timberlake stinks. He's not an actor. No matter how hard he tries to keep adding that to his resume. He just plain can't do it. Zero range.
  • Johnny Neat
    Why was I more excited by Affleck than Timberlake? Oh lord this movie is dead in the water. I think I just like been acting like a prick. He's good at it.

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