I have Brad Furman‘s Runner, Runner in the lower ranks of many of my 2014 Oscar prediction categories after the trailer above seemed to sell a movie that would be more flashy and fun than something the Academy would necessarily go for. Do you think I’m off or does that sound about right?
The film stars Justin Timberlake, Ben Affleck and Gemma Arterton — all three front-and-center on the new international poster seen below (via Empire). Written by Rounders scribes Brian Koppelman and David Levien. The story features Affleck as a businessman who owns an offshore gambling operation who finds his relationship with his protÃ©gÃ© (Timberlake) reaching a boiling point. Anthony Mackie and Ben Schwartz co-star.
20th Century Fox will release the film on September 27, which makes it a possible candidate for the Toronto Film Festival on top of having a chance at some possible Oscar nominations.