Justin Timberlake To Join Ben Affleck In ‘Runner, Runner’

Well, we guess it’ll be a little while longer before Justin Timberlake releases another album of his own. The (former) singer has just signed on for another film. He’s set to star alongside Ben Affleck in the flick, “Runner, Runner.”

The film will follow the world of illegal online gaming and is set to be directed by “Lincoln Lawyer” helmer Brad Furman. The screenplay for the film, being dubbed as a “dramatic thriller,” will be written by Brian Koppelman and David Levien. They explored similar themes about the world of gambling in their 1998 film, “Rounders,” which starred Affleck bestie Matt Damon, as well as Edward Norton.

Timberlake is locked in for the film, Variety reports, while Affleck is in final negotiations.

The film comes as both actors continue to build up projects on their already bustling release schedules. Timberlake, who keeps switching between comedy and drama on his acting resume, will next appear in “Trouble With the Curve” and the Coen brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis.” Hankering to hear Timberlake sing? Well, he’ll be doing a bit of it in “Inside Llewyn Davis.”

As for Affleck, he has seamlessly added directing to his resume. He’ll not only appear in Terrence Malick’s next film, but also directed and stars in upcoming Oscar-bait thriller “Argo.”

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