Online poker thriller 'Runner' quickly politicized

 
ScreenPlay/NDN

This drama stars Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake. Timberlake plays Richie, a college student that pays for his tuition by gambling online. Richie runs across some bad games and decides to go to Costa Rica to confront the mind behind the game, Ivan (Affleck). Ivan quickly takes Richie onto his team, but what Richie finds out about Ivan may change his mind. This film opens on October 4th.