Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake star in a new clip and images from Runner Runner

Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake in Runner Runner

I obviously understand his directorial efforts and TO THE WONDER was a chance to work with Malick, and I even get the Batman casting, but I’m not sure I understand what about RUNNER RUNNER attracted Ben Affleck to the role.  It feels like something he would have done in the early 2000’s and not on par with his latest work.  Of course, I could be completely wrong and the movie might be great, but I haven’t been won over yet from the early clips and images.  Take a look at the second clip below and see if you’ll be catching this at the end of September.  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.

Ben Affleck in Runner Runner

Ben Affleck in Runner Runner

Ben Affleck in Runner Runner

Ben Affleck in Runner Runner

Ben Affleck in Runner Runner

Justin Timberlake in Runner Runner

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