Justin Timberlake stars alongside Ben Affleck in the upcoming movie “Runner Runner.” The action-thriller based on true events puts a naive college student up against a gambling lord with a few secrets up his sleeve.
In the film, Affleck plays a man who makes his millions through online poker companies, boasting in the trailer that he has 700,000 players making $9 million a day. Timberlake plays a Princeton student who gets involved with the shady businessman and is soon left fighting for his own and his father’s lives.
Timberlake recently came to Affleck’s aid when it was announced he would be playing Batman in the upcoming “Man of Steel” sequel. While many questioned the casting choice, Timberlake told reporters that he thinks Affleck will surprise fans of the caped crusader.
“I worked with Ben last summer and I’ve seen his process. I think he’s a brilliant filmmaker. I think he’s an extreme talent, so he could surprise a lot of people.”