Trouble comes Richie Furst’s (played by Justin Timberlake) way when he gambles for his admission money in an online poker game only to lose it all! However, the bloke feels he was cheated and decides to confront the owner of the poker game and jets off to Costa Rica, despite being completely unaware of the language and the place!
The online gambling tycoon Ivan Block, played by Ben Affleck, asks Richie Furst to join his business and guarantees him 7 figures in first 18 months, and we are talking about dollars here. He readily accepts the offer and initially, it looks all rosy to him. Furst realizes he has landed himself in trouble when an FBI agent nabs him and asks to provide evidence against Block.
Not only is the FBI a pain for Furst, Block, too, is a little psycho, as he sets him up to get some beating. To top it all, he says: “If you want your island and your boss says go out there and take a beating, you go out there, take a beating and come back and say ‘do you need me to do it again?’”
Catch the fast-paced intriguing trailer of Runner, Runner below and some stills on the following pages.