Offshore Gambling on the Silver Screen
The world of offshore gambling is hitting the silver screen with the new action packed film Runner Runner premiering on 27 September. Produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, Runner Runner is the story of Richie Furst (played by Justin Timberlake), a Princeton student who discovers he’s been cheated while playing poker online.
He decides to travel to track down the owner of the offshore company running the online gambling site with plans to confront him.
Ivan Block (played by Ben Affleck), the shady businessman behind the gambling operation offers Furst a job with a salary fulfilling all his wildest fantasies.
However, Furst quickly gets in trouble when the FBI tracks him down and tries to use him as a pawn. A love interest (portrayed by Gemma Arterton) adds even more excitement to the plot.
The star studded picture is bound to be a hit with action film lovers and gambling enthusiasts alike.
Following in the footsteps of Hollywood blockbusters such as Rounders, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Rollers and most recently Casino Royale, Runner Runner allows a glimpse into the glamorous and sometimes dangerous world of high stake gambling.