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Justin Timberlake, Ben Affleck All in for Gambling Drama

US actor Justin Timberlake poses during a photocall for the movie "Friends With Benefits" by US director Will Gluck at the Adlon Hotel in Berlin on July 29, 2011. AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ (Photo credit should read PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Justin Timberlake: still acting! Fresh off just-wrapped roles opposite Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams (in a baseball movie) and Carey Mulligan (in a Coen brothers folk musical), the formerly chart-topping thespian has signed onto Runner Runner, which will pair him with Ben Affleck. Variety broke the news that the two will star for director Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer) in the project, which is set in the world of offshore online gambling. Ben Affleck in a movie about high-stakes, illegal poker? What would he know about such a thing?

Photo: PATRIK STOLLARZ/2011 AFP