Ben Affleck Plays a Billionaire with a Boat … in this First Clip from RUNNER RUNNER

     August 23, 2013


While you likely have an opinion on Ben Affleck being tapped to play Bruce Wayne/Batman in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel sequel, you may have overlooked his participation in Brad Furman’s upcoming gambling thriller, Runner Runner.  He looks comfortable playing a billionaire on his yacht in this first clip, which features Affleck and Justin Timberlake dabbling in a financial planning conversation of sorts.  This relatively early scene sets up the relationship between Affleck’s entrepreneur and Timberlake’s poor college student that likely intensifies throughout the picture.  Check out Steve’s interview with Timberlake here for more on Runner Runner.

Also starring Gemma Arterton, Anthony Mackie, David Costabile, Ben Schwartz and Oliver Cooper, Runner Runner opens October 4th.  Hit the jump to watch the first clip.

Check out the first clip from Runner Runner below (via Yahoo!):

Here’s the official synopsis for Runner Runner:

Princeton grad student Richie, believing he’s been swindled, travels to Costa Rica to confront online gambling tycoon Ivan Block. 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.

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  • cloud720

    Well at least Justin Timberlake won’t be Batman

    • jetblac


    • Murdoch

      YES! That’s what people seemed to forget with Green Lantern: Timberlake was in the final 3 to play Hal.

  • smelly fish fingers

    So thats ben affleck playing…every other role be hes ever played…..with a bw’austin accent. Mmmmm hope dwindles

  • cautiousstir

    Until after the ellipsis, the headline had me believing in them bringing back the Batboat. You might want to be careful with those “Ben Affleck plays a billionaire…” messages, Collider.

  • Cog

    Ben play Batman? Hell, he is hardly able to play with himself. Batman out of the question.

  • poppincherry

    Knowing those two, Ben’s proposition sounds like some gay shit.