Justin Timberlake, Ben Affleck & Crocodiles in 'Runner Runner' Trailer
We've seen Ben Affleck save hostages from Tehran with a fake movie crew in Argo, rob banks in The Town and even put on red leather as Daredevil. But now he's becoming a big screen villain for the first time. Runner Runner is a new crime thriller from The Lincoln Lawyer director Brad Furman following a college student (Justin Timberlake) who gets caught up in the corrupt world of online gambling after he tracks down a site that cheated him out of a big poker win. Affleck plays the corrupt ring leader, and while he seems tame and chill at first, it's clear that he's crazy when he throws some guys into crocodile waters.
Here's the first trailer for Brad Furman's Runner Runner, originally from Yahoo:
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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truong18 on Jun 6, 2013
Looks pretty fun.
Nielsen700 on Jun 6, 2013
One can only hope the poker will actually be portrayed for what it actually is; a game involving skill more so than luck and gambling (not saying it isn't a factor at all, mind you). Especially since Affleck is involved and he has atleast played some before. The trailer leaves me unconvinced on this, although I'm liking the multitabling and statistical approach. It might be a fun film. I assume a film about someone who climbes the stakes in a decent manner with actual bankroll management would make a terribly boring film for anyone not actually into the game.
Neuromancer on Jun 6, 2013
Nathan Gross on Jun 6, 2013
LAME....... memo to Hollywood....Timberlake can't act!! You were so close though.....Ben Schwartz should have been your lead.
Dobis on Jun 6, 2013
That "take a beating" line from Affleck just sold me.
Ray Hartley on Jun 6, 2013
Don't like the title.
tommyturner on Jun 6, 2013
Ben Moore on Jun 6, 2013
So I guess Dazed and Confused, Mallrats, Dogma, and Boiler Room don't qualify him for the "Big Screen Villain" title. Which is kinda true. But then again most villains are pretty much hype and henchmen anyway.
Akirakorn on Jun 6, 2013
In Dogma he tried to unmake existence, that is up there as far as villains go with death ray canons and planetary destruction.
Benjamin Berger on Jun 7, 2013
Hollywood please stop revealing too much information in your trailers
Aaron on Jun 6, 2013
Wow that looks great!
Michael Paterson on Jun 6, 2013
I think that trailer was poorly cut. There's a good story in there, and it was set up all wrong, in my opinion.
Quanah on Jun 6, 2013
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