Anthony Mackie Joins “Runner Runner”

Anthony Mackie is in negotiations to join Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake in the online gambling thriller “Runner Runner” at 20th Century Fox, New Regency and Stone Village Pictures says Variety.

Timberlake stars as a Princeton student who is cheated of his tuition money playing online poker. He flies to Costa Rica hoping to reclaim his losses from the site’s billionaire owner (Affleck) and ends up becoming the corrupt CEO’s right-hand man.

Mackie is in talks to play an FBI agent who has spent years trying to bring down Affleck’s character and sees Timberlake as a way in. Brad Furman (“The Lincoln Lawyer”) helms from a script by “Rounders” scribes Brian Koppelman and David Levien.