Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Kevin Feige:
My Movie Life

The Marvel supremo's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: Get 6 Issues For £15
Get Empire magazine today and save money!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Fox Announces Deadpool Movie For 2016
Tim Miller still attached to direct
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
11 September 2014
Zack Snyder Offers A Proper New Look At The Batmobile
From Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice
25 March 2016
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Inside Llewyn Davis (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Runner Runner (2013)
Empire Star Rating
To The Wonder (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Trouble With The Curve (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Argo (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Ben Affleck Gambles With Runner, Runner
Justin Timberlake also aboard

15 April 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Ben Affleck Gambles With Runner, Runner

Just last month, word broke that Warner Bros. was itching to push Ben Affleck back in front of the camera without him running back behind it to direct for political comedy Nathan Decker. But while he was in early talks for that one, it would seem that New Regency was already attempting to have him star in a film, this time online gambling drama Runner, Runner, which would see him acting alongside Justin Timberlake.

Brad Furman – who last year made the excellent The Lincoln Lawyer – is set to direct the film, which is being kept largely under wraps aside from the idea of it being set in the illegal world of ‘net based poker and other games (the title seems to indicate horse racing might be involved.)

The script comes from writers Brian Koppelman and David Levien, who have some form with gambling, having penned the screenplay for 1998’s high-stakes poker thriller Rounders.

As to when it’ll all get shooting is anyone’s guess, as the actors are both busy. Affleck’s wrapping up post-production on kidnap thriller Argo and Timberlake has already finished work on the Coen brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis and is now shooting Trouble With The Curve alongside Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams. 


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

New Hysteria Trailer Explodes Online
Maggie Gyllenhaal feels the buzz
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!

Your Comments

Horse racing?
Runner runner is a poker term for hitting your hand on the turn and the river More

Posted by 7eke at 20:16 on 15 April 2012 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Future Of Film: Cinema Will Cross The Uncanny Valley
The future of VFX, from believable digital humans to underwater mocap

The Future Of Film: There Will Be Another Indie Golden Age
Independent producers are growing from micro-budgets to something a lot bigger

Empire's Epic Interstellar Subscribers' Cover
The countdown begins to Christopher Nolan's sci-fi masterpiece

The Future Of Film: Your Favourite Movie WIll Be Crowdfunded
Click here to donate

The Empire Podcast #128: Interviews With Sir Roger Moore And George MacKay
Plus we say goodbye to Richard Kiel and the British Expendables are assembled...

Shut Up, World! Gary Busey Is Talking!
Strap yourselves in and meet a true Hollywood original.

Classic Feature: Gods Among Us - Paul Newman
A cat so cool he makes Steve McQueen look geeky.

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)