Before Affleck dons the cape and cowl to play Batman, he’s got Runner Runner coming out where he plays the kind of guy the dark knight would love to kick the crap out of.
A lot of people are getting down on the movie because the trailers haven’t been that great so far, but , you never know.. it could be a decent flick. It’s got a solid cast that also includes Justin Timberlake, Gemma Arterton, and Anthony Mackie. It’s based on a classic underdog story about a real life guy who got in over his head with bad people… so… you never know.
Now, with all that said, the movie is going to flop. Why? Right now, everyone wants a reason to hate Affleck, even though he’s been good all the way back to his Voyage of the Mimi days. More importantly, it comes out on October 4th, the same day as Gravity, starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock in what James Cameron called the best space movie ever done.
Princeton grad student Richie, believing he’s been swindled, travels to Costa Rica to confront online gambling tycoon Ivan Block. Richie is seduced by Block’s promise of immense wealth, until he learns the disturbing truth about his benefactor. When the FBI tries to coerce Richie to help bring down Block, Richie faces his biggest gamble ever: attempting to outmaneuver the two forces closing in on him.