Vulture

Skip to content, or skip to search.

casting couch

Anthony Mackie to Take Down Ben Affleck’s Online Gambling Operation

Anthony Mackie==THE CINEMA SOCIETY & GILT MAN with GREY GOOSE host the after party for "MAN ON A LEDGE"==Acme, NYC==January 19, 2012==© Patrick McMullan==Photo - Nicholas Hunt/ PatrickMcMullan.com====

Anthony Mackie is set to join Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck in Brad Furman's Runner Runner. He'll play an FBI agent trying to put a stop to an illegal gambling site owned by Affleck's character. Timberlake plays a college student who winds up working for the company after losing his tuition money in a game of online poker. This all feels more reminiscent of Boiler Room than it actually is.

Photo: Nicholas Hunt/PatrickMcMullan.com