The movie starring Justin Timberlake, about a math genius at an elite institution of higher learning who gets talked into a gazillion dollar internet scheme and then finds his entire life transformed by selfish ambition?
Runner Runner is basically bizarro Social Network with poker and the FBI.
Ben Affleck stars as a monstrous online poker kingpin who lures vulnerable college student Justin Timberlake into a web of partying, island-hopping, crazy money and also bribery and murder. The flick co-stars Anthony Mackie and Gemma Arterton and was directed by Brad Furman.
The trailer, which was just released on Thursday, is absolutely nuts. Affleck is deliciously evil — he throws a guy into a bay where he gets eaten by crocodiles — and Timberlake is sweetly naïve until he becomes determined to Make Things Right, and Anthony Mackie is once again the supporting character who you just know deserves more screen time.
- President Trump signed executive orders today to advance the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, prompting praise from pro-Trump unions.
- Mark Zuckerberg denied rumors that he might run for president, telling BuzzFeed News, "I'm focused on building our community at Facebook."
- Press Secretary Sean Spicer at today's White House briefing defended Trump's claim that millions of people voted illegally—but he cited a debunked study.
- And the 2017 Oscar nominations for Best Picture are "La La Land," "Moonlight," "Arrival," "Hidden Figures," "Hacksaw Ridge," "Manchester by the Sea," "Lion," "Fences," and "Hell or High Water" 🎥 🎬