I still think Ben Affleck should only be allowed to act in movies that he directs, but thanks to the likes of The Town, his fading acting career is on the rise again. He’s now planning to team up with the also ascendant Justin Timberlake for Runner Runner, according to Variety.
The thriller is set in the world of illegal online gambling, although at the moment no other plot details are being released. The script is from Brian Koppelman and David Levien, who have a bit of a speciality in writing about the gambling world, as they wrote the screenplay for Rounders, and created the short-lived TV series Tilt.
Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer) will direct the $30 million movie, although it isn’t certain when it will shoot.