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Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake for online gambling movie

Ben Affleck in Hollywoodland

Story by Jack Foley

BEN Affleck and Justin Timberlake are to star in a new movie set in the world of online gambling.

Runner, Runner is being directed by Brad Furman (of The Lincoln Lawyer fame) and is based upon a screenplay by Brian Koppelman and David Levien, whose 1998 thriller Rounders (starring Matt Damon) involved high-stakes backroom poker.

Although plot details are sketchy (and Affleck’s deal is still being finalised), shooting is due to commence this summer in Puerto Rico.

Affleck’s most recent projects include a new Terrence Malick movie, which is now wrapped, and Argo, the Warner Bros. thriller in which he stars and directs.

Timberlake’s forthcoming projects include Trouble With The Curve, which is due for a US release in September alongside Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams, and the Coen brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis, which is currently scheduled for next February.

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