Affleck, Timberlake Team For “Runner”

Ben Affleck is in negotiations and Justin Timberlake is set to star in the dramatic thriller “Runner, Runner” at New Regency, Stone Village and 20th Century Fox reports Variety.

Details of the plot are unknown aside from it being set in the world of illegal online gambling. Brad Furman (“The Lincoln Lawyer”) will direct from a script by “Rounders” scribes Brian Koppelman and David Levien.

Koppelman, Levien, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson Killoran, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher and Scott Steindorff will produce. The project was developed at Paramount before it was recently sold to Regency.