New Trailer for RUNNER RUNNER Starring Justin Timerblake, Gemma Arterton, and Ben Affleck

     September 4, 2013


A new trailer has been released for Runner Runner, and I can’t decide what the funniest thing about it is.  Is it that the plot—Justin Timberlake playing a guy who falls in with bad people after being swindled in online poker—seems like it should be a movie from the mid-2000s?  Or is it that the movie harkens back to the days when Ben Affleck made bad career choices?  If there’s a sliver of hope for this movie, it’s that director Brad Furman and screenwriters Brian Koppelman & David Levien have good movies in their filmographies (The Lincoln Lawyer and Rounders, respectively).  Runner Runner has a slight chance of being the pleasant surprise of fall 2013 instead of the forgettable flop of 2004.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film also stars Gemma Arterton Anthony Mackie, David Costabile, Ben Schwartz, and Oliver Cooper,Runner Runner opens October 4th.

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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  • Jason Richards

    Goldberg, no one cares about your dopey commentary. Show the trailer, the images, and the release date and shut the hell up. You want to express your opinions, then do it on your twitter or other personal forums. You’re the shit stain of this site and you need to be wiped.

    • TwiceBorn

      Oh please, Runner Runner looks like trash. Just stop.

      And the dopey commentary is quite entertaining to me, so technically you’re wrong.

      • Jason Richards

        That’s for the viewers to decide if it’s trash or not. Goldberg should put the material on the site and spare us the snarky bullshit. His shtick gets old. He has other mediums to express his opinion on things.

      • TwiceBorn

        I dunno, I kinda thought that was his job. This is obviously a news and opinion site, hence the reviews.

      • Strong Enough

        don’t like it then leave

  • alp

    Justin “Timerblake”, really?

  • Chachi

    Looks pretty cool. Reminds me of Ben’s best role after Good Will Hunting as the trainer guy in Boiler Room.

  • Roy Batty

    dear Hollywood, please stop shoving timberfag down our throats. he’s got the screen presence of wet baloney. how many chances is this “actor” going to get to fail?

    • Strong Enough

      fag? wow.

  • Marty

    Justin good only in a second role playing.

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