Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake will be starring in a new poker movie, named "Runner, Runner". The movies is written by "Rounders" authors David Levien and Brian Koppelmann and will take place in "the world of illegal online gambling."
Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake are slated to star in a new poker-themed Hollywood movie, according to a report from Variety.com.
Already named "Runner, Runner", the project will see the two superstars join forces with authors David Levien and Brian Koppelmann, the authors of poker cult classic "Rounders".
"Rounders" starred Affleck's long-time friend and partner Matt Damon, who played a talented poker player, trying to overcome villain "Teddy KGB" - played by John Malkovich - in a number of intense high stakes duels.
A sequel to "Rounders" has been on its way for years already, but the project was postponed to at least 2014 by production company Miramax earlier this year.
For "Runner, Runner", Levien and Koppelmann have once again chosen to focus on poker, but this time the arena has been moved from dusty back rooms and high stakes home games to "the world of illegal online gambling."
Timberlake, who recently starred in the hit movie "In Time" with Amanda Seyfried, has already agreed to play in the movie, while Affleck is still negotiating his part in the project.
Affleck has recently been working on his own project "Argo", set to premiere in September under his own direction.
For "Runner, Runner", the direction will be done by Brad Furman, while the team of producers include among others Leonardo DiCaprio.
Both Affleck and DiCaprio are known to be keen poker players themselves, and were among the celebrities involved in the "Hollywood Home Game" scandal alongside a handful of other Hollywood A-listers, including Toby Maguire, Nick Cassavettes and Matt Damon.