Batfleck Ben Affleck dons the Dark Knight’s mask, he’ll be squaring off against Justin Timberlake in gambling thriller Runner Runner.
The upcoming film, penned by Rounders writers Brian Koppelman and David Levien, centers on a cat-and-mouse game between Princeton grad student Richie (Timberlake) and gambling con man Ivan Block (Affeck). Richie initially flies to Costa Rica to confront Block about his losses in online poker, but soon gets taken under the corrupt Block’s wing — and trapped in the harsh underground world of gambling.
The latest trailer teases the rapid turn of events — as J-Kwon’s “Tipsy” inexplicably plays in the background — with shots of Timberlake running (running) and Affleck in full villain mode.
“If your boss says you gotta go out there and take a beating,” Block barks at Richie. “Take it and then say, ‘Do you need me to take it again?’”
Check out the new trailer below. Runner Runner opens in theaters October 4.