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Runner Runner: A new poker movie starring Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck

Tags: ben affleck, edward norton, justin timberlake, matt damon, poker movies, rounders, runner runner.
Posted on 17 April 2012 by "T".

The authors of 'Rounders' is about to make a new poker movie called 'Runner Runner', a dramatic thriller about the world of illegal online gambling. The production of the movie will start later this year and movie stars such as Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck will star in it! The movie will be released sometime during 2013 and most probably it will reach the cinemas.

Rounders sequel
There has been lots of rumors regarding a follow-up to 1998's classic "Rounders" in the past few years. In the end of 2011, the writers of Rounders, David Levien and Brian Koppelman, said that they had met up with both Matt Damon and Edward Norton and talked about it.

"I'm entertaining the idea of doing a 'Rounders' sequel because there's a side of the story that we haven't told. I want to do it because there's something that we didn't say."

"I feel Matt [Damon's] passion, I feel like he's one of those great citizens of our industry...and he's also one of our great actors. And I know Edward [Norton] wants to do it too...and I think the two of them know that they have this magic."

However, the most recent news are that Miramax, the production company of the movie, has postponed all production of this movie to at least 2014.

source: highstakesdb.com


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8 comments for "Runner Runner: A new poker movie starring Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck"

 Fakiry17/04/2012 12:12:23 GMT
It makes a long time now since the last poker related movie I saw. I still haven’t had the chance to watch “Rounders”, and some friends told me it was nice, with some good action. But, instead of watching just a romance with some plays, I think they could think about making a movie about poker at Michael Moore’s style. I think everyone would have a lot to win with a documentary like that. He would for sure enter in the complex world of Las Vegas and Macau, and also in some high stakes-to-broke cases, but he would explain a lot about the online movement. I think that is something which is missing in the knowledge of the common sense.
 Saunders17/04/2012 16:58:30 GMT
Great Poker movie... '' Lucky You''
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338216/

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Great Poker movie... '' Lucky You''
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338216/
 GIOMi618/04/2012 00:37:53 GMT
I think that the movie Rounders is the best poker movoe all round, and I do not think that Runner Runner will beat the performance of Rounders.
 Macubaas18/04/2012 07:02:25 GMT
Ben Affleck is a good actor and i think the role will suit him pretty good but i'm not sure about Timberlake...

Anyway i'll check out the film once it will be released and i'll judge it then, lets hope it will be interesting Smile
 sadamman18/04/2012 08:35:42 GMT
Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake Disagree Thumbs Down
 noonlion18/04/2012 11:15:04 GMT
Posted by sadamman:
Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake Disagree Thumbs Down


I can actually see them being semi-decent in a film like this, but unknown actors or some serious talent would have been better.

Rounders is still the official best poker film.
 occultum18/04/2012 13:42:13 GMT
Heard about this .. it's always nice tbh but justin timberlake its really -EV. I don't like affleck as an actor too much but he loves poker so i can endure it.
The script writers are the same of rounders so i guess the probability of failure is thiner and leonardo di caprio will be one of the producers (?).
This movie is more focused in modern poker (online) style so i think it might be an interesting movie and most needed.
 michaelwilk18/04/2012 13:46:56 GMT
If you have not yet watched rounders you must for the sake of good movies shut down all other hobbyist activities and watch it start to finish maybe twice its that good hell Im going to watch it now

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