Justin Timberlake takes a gamble in Runner Runner
Justin Timberlake, Ben Affleck and Gemma Arterton star in the high-roller thriller “Runner Runner” as key players trying to get ahead in the multi-billion dollar industry of internet gambling.
Timberlake’s character Richie is a Princeton grad student who’s been swindled by an online gambling group led by Ivan Block (played by Affleck). Traveling to Costa Rica to confront the gambling legend behind the site, Richie is eventually seduced into Ivan’s haven – easy, instant and limitless wealth. Ivan, impressed by Richie’s technological savvy takes the younger man under his wing to teach him the ropes. It is only when he meets and falls for Ivan’s associate, Rebecca Shafran (Arterton) did he realize that he’s facing his greatest gamble yet when he also learns that Ivan is being chased by the FBI for racketeering, extortion and bribery.