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First full trailer for online gambling pic Runner Runner with Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck

Jun. 6, 2013by:

The first full trailer for RUNNER RUNNER has dropped (after being teased yesterday), featuring all the intrigue, suspense, and danger that you'd come to expect from offshore online gambling. The thriller comes from director Brad Fuhrman (THE LINCOLN LAWYER) and stars Justin Timberlake as a grad student struggling to pay his tuition who gets embroiled in a gambling kingpin's world of wealth, excess, and murder. The real treat here is Ben Affleck playing the bad guy. He's been a solid leading man in most of his films, so it's cool to see him cut loose and "evil it up" a bit. The film co-stars rising stars Anthony Mackie and Gemma Arterton as well, so there's plenty of incentive to gamble on this one.

The House always wins:

Here's the synopsis:

Princeton grad student Richie, believing hes been swindled, travels to Costa Rica to confront online gambling tycoon Ivan Block. Richie is seduced by Blocks 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.

RUNNER RUNNER is set to debut on September 27, 2013.

A little Gemma Arterton never hurt anyone, eh?

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Extra Tidbit: What other leading man actor would you like to see play a bad guy? I'm looking forward to Brad Pitt's turn in Ridley Scott's The Counselor later this year.
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10:43AM on 06/07/2013
I just do not rate Timberlake as an actor at all. Affleck seems to be enjoying himself though which is good to see. I will watch this but I just wish roles went to young actors who are trying to make a name for themselves.
I just do not rate Timberlake as an actor at all. Affleck seems to be enjoying himself though which is good to see. I will watch this but I just wish roles went to young actors who are trying to make a name for themselves.
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7:49PM on 06/06/2013

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Robert Downey Jr.
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12:31AM on 06/07/2013
Check out (spoiler) US Marshals.
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7:48PM on 06/06/2013
The movie looks awesome with a really great Ben Affleck performance. It's a shame that they're aren't more movies based off of online gambling and poker. For instance I would love to see a couple of more Rounder type films. This film is a step in the right direction of making it happen.
The movie looks awesome with a really great Ben Affleck performance. It's a shame that they're aren't more movies based off of online gambling and poker. For instance I would love to see a couple of more Rounder type films. This film is a step in the right direction of making it happen.
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7:26PM on 06/06/2013
Hell yeah.
Hell yeah.
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6:55PM on 06/06/2013
Timberlake, Mackie, and Affleck sells me for this movie.
Extra tidbit: Will Smith, James Franco, Tom Hanks
Timberlake, Mackie, and Affleck sells me for this movie.
Extra tidbit: Will Smith, James Franco, Tom Hanks
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4:28PM on 06/06/2013

Yep

Boiler Room 2
Boiler Room 2
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4:04PM on 06/06/2013

Well

We now know what became of Shannon Hamilton after jail.
We now know what became of Shannon Hamilton after jail.
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3:11PM on 06/06/2013
Eh, idk what to think. It's Affleck acting in a movie that he isn't directing and he looks like he certainly hams it up as a villain. I like Timberlake, but he is still hasn't truly established himself and the last time he played a leading man, it was mostly a failure. The trailer is underwhelming and makes this look mediocre, but I guess I could be surprised.
Eh, idk what to think. It's Affleck acting in a movie that he isn't directing and he looks like he certainly hams it up as a villain. I like Timberlake, but he is still hasn't truly established himself and the last time he played a leading man, it was mostly a failure. The trailer is underwhelming and makes this look mediocre, but I guess I could be surprised.
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2:06PM on 06/06/2013

Just watched the trailer and

just seen the movie.
just seen the movie.
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2:03PM on 06/06/2013
Timberlake does sound mighty whiny, but perhaps that what he was going for with the character. The plot does seem formulaic in that it's going the "smooth, slick guy who takes the rookie under his wing and then plays him out" route, but I do agree about it being nice to see Affleck play a slimy, unlikeable character. Re extra tidbit: Chris Evans, if only because he's so tied to a clean-cut decent character.
Timberlake does sound mighty whiny, but perhaps that what he was going for with the character. The plot does seem formulaic in that it's going the "smooth, slick guy who takes the rookie under his wing and then plays him out" route, but I do agree about it being nice to see Affleck play a slimy, unlikeable character. Re extra tidbit: Chris Evans, if only because he's so tied to a clean-cut decent character.
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3:21PM on 06/06/2013
Chris Evans played a bad guy in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World briefly. He, like the rest of that film, was beyond great!!!
Chris Evans played a bad guy in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World briefly. He, like the rest of that film, was beyond great!!!
10:09PM on 06/06/2013
Thanks for the pointing that out, I haven't seen that film yet.
Thanks for the pointing that out, I haven't seen that film yet.
1:54PM on 06/06/2013

I have hopes

I know the jury is still out on Timberlake and those whose verdicts are in mostly find him to be a sub-par actor getting high profile gigs based on his celebrity. That's fine. But if he wasn't known as a pop star and had come out of nowhere, I think people would show him a little more respect. That's my way of saying this doesn't look bad but it does look very generic in a Rounders/Boiler Room/Two For the Money kind of a way.
I know the jury is still out on Timberlake and those whose verdicts are in mostly find him to be a sub-par actor getting high profile gigs based on his celebrity. That's fine. But if he wasn't known as a pop star and had come out of nowhere, I think people would show him a little more respect. That's my way of saying this doesn't look bad but it does look very generic in a Rounders/Boiler Room/Two For the Money kind of a way.
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2:25PM on 06/06/2013
While I agree with you that it looks generic, If it's as good as Rounders or Boiler Room event though it's generic, I'll take it.
While I agree with you that it looks generic, If it's as good as Rounders or Boiler Room event though it's generic, I'll take it.
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