Anthony Mackie in talks to play FBI agent in ‘Runner Runner’

Anthony Mackie

Alberto E. Rodriguez

Anthony Mackie is reportedly in negotiations to join Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck in an online gambling thriller titled Runner Runner.

The pic, directed by Brad Furman, will center on a college student (Timberlake) who is swindled out of his tuition money while playing an online poker game. When he tracks down the owner (Affleck), he becomes involved in the illegal operation.

Mackie will play “an FBI agent who has spent years trying to bring down Affleck’s character and sees Timberlake as the key to his investigation,” reports Variety.

The actor can be seen in a string of upcoming projects, including The Gangster Squad, Pain and Gain, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and Vipaka.


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