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Looks like Justin Timberlake and Liam Hemsworth will have a lot in common this summer. The first trailer for Timberlake-headlined gambling thriller “Runner Runner” has dropped, and it bears some striking resemblances to yesterday’s “Paranoia” trailer starring Hemsworth. Timberlake, like Hemsworth, plays a college student strapped for cash who takes a shady job for a mysterious boss, getting in way over his head, only this is in the gritty online gambling industry somewhere in South America, rather than upscale, high tech Manhattan. The Brad Furman thriller also stars Ben AffleckRead More
08/12/13 UPDATE: Oscar Isaac is now out of the project, with John Leguizamo possibly replacing him, according to The Playlist. Increasingly in-demand rising star Oscar Isaac will play Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar in a new film directed by Brad Furman, according to Deadline. From a black list script by Matt Aldrich, Furman and Isaac will tell the story of Escobar, who rose from meager beginnings as one of seven children of a farmer and a school teacher to one of the richest and most murderous drug lords in history.Read More
As casting for the sequel to “The Hunger Games”, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” gets underway, the young actors who didn’t make it to the end of the first Games are beginning to make their own odds in Hollywood. Dayo Okeniyi is the latest tribute to find life after the arena, with THR reporting that the Nigerian actor will be joining the cast of two Hollywood flicks – indie coming-of-age drama “The Spectacular Now” and the gambling drama “Runner Runner” starring Justin Timberlake. In “The Spectacular Now”, Miles Teller stars asRead More
“Runner Runner” is shaping up to be one heck of a film. Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck jumped on board back in April, before being quickly joined by “Project X” breakout star Oliver Cooper, Anthony Mackie and Gemma Arterton. Now THR reports that Ben Schwartz has joined the cast. Schwartz has been working for years but it’s only in the last few years that he has began to make a name for himself, recently as the scene-stealer Jean-Ralphio in NBC’s hit “Parks and Recreation”. He is currently filming “Better LivingRead More
British actress Gemma Arterton will romance Justin Timberlake in online gambling thriller “Runner Runner”, according to Variety. Ben Affleck, Anthony Mackie and “Project X” star Oliver Cooper also star in the Brad Furman directed film. Timberlake and Cooper play a couple of Ivy League college students who get drawn into the world of online gambling and find themselves in over their heads when they’re hired to work for Affleck’s shady billionaire online gambling business owner. Filming begins late June in Puerto Rico, with Mackie in the role of an FBIRead More
Anthony Mackie has joined the cast of online gambling thriller “Runner Runner”, according to Deadline. Justin Timberlake, Ben Affleck and “Project X” breakout star Oliver Cooper have already been cast in the Brad Furman film about a couple of Ivy League college students (Timberlake and Cooper) who get drawn into the world of online gambling and find themselves in over their heads when they’re hired to work for Affleck’s shady billionaire online gambling business owner. Filming begins next month in Puerto Rico, with Mackie in the role of an FBIRead More
Oliver Cooper, who played the instigator of the out of control house party in “Project X”, is set to get himself in even deeper as EW reports he has joined the cast of online gambling thriller “Runner Runner” opposite Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck. In the Brad Furman directed flick, Timberlake plays Richie Furst, an Ivy Leaguer who gets drawn into the world of online gambling in order to pay for his expensive Princeton education. Cooper will play a fellow student and computer nerd who Furst gets hired alongside byRead More
After a career-changing role in David Fincher‘s Oscar-winning ‘The Social Network’, followed by two unfortunate box office duds (‘Friends with Benefits’, ‘In Time’), Justin Timberlake has continued to make smart career decisions, Hitting several shortlists over the last few months, including the controversial Akira remake, the male lead in Warren Beauty‘s Howard Hughes biopic, and even popping up on our wish-list for the adaptation of Ben Mezrich’s “Sex on the Moon”, Variety has now reported that the young star has signed on to New Regency’s thriller ‘Runner Runner‘. The film,Read More