Runner, Runner is a movie about online poker that is set to hit theaters nationwide on September 27, 2013. The movie is from the writers of Rounders and stars Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake.
The plot reportedly is the following: “Richie Furst (Timberlake), is a Princeton student who is cheated out of his tuition money by playing online poker. When he learns that the site is hosted from a remote island location, he goes to confront the site’s corrupt owner, Ivan Block (Affleck), but is lured into becoming Ivan’s protégé and right-hand man. Their relationship starts to reach a boiling point all while an FBI agent tries to use Richie to bring Ivan down.”
Poker movies are known for becoming big hits. However, this one should prove to be very interesting and different since it is based around the game of online poker. Most other poker movies take place in Las Vegas. Runner, Runner should capture the interests of both land based poker players and online players. Also, people who like action movies with strong plots will be drawn to it.
Having such stars as Affleck and Timberlake star in the movie should also help it bring in a lot of sales. Whether you are a poker player, poker enthusiast, or just a fan of good movies; you won’t want to miss out on the chance to see this movie.