Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake and Gemma Arterton get character posters for Runner Runner
I’m intrigued by RUNNER, RUNNER, but only because of how great Ben Affleck has been lately. Seriously, the guy has had a string of fantastic movies over the last few years, but I can’t help but feel like RUNNER RUNNER feels more like the early 2000’s Ben Affleck and less like the 2010’s Ben Affleck. These new posters don’t help matters much, but I think that’s mainly because of the bright blue. It makes them look more like flyers for The O.C. or Melrose Place. RUNNER, RUNNER stars Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake, Gemma Arterton, Anthony Mackie, Oliver Cooper, Ben Schwartz, Sam Palladio and David Costabile. The Brad Furman (THE LINCOLN LAWYER) directed film hits theaters on September 27th, 2013.
The official synopsis for RUNNER, RUNNER: Princeton grad student Richie (Justin Timberlake), believing he’s been swindled, travels to Costa Rica to confront online gambling tycoon Ivan Block (Ben Affleck). Richie is seduced by Block’s promise of immense wealth, until he learns the disturbing truth about his benefactor. When the FBI tries to coerce Richie to help bring down Block, Richie faces his biggest gamble ever: attempting to outmaneuver the two forces closing in on him.