Fifteen years ago Rounders helped elevate the game of No Limit Texas Hold'em to its current status of popularity. Now screenwriters Brian Koppelman and David Levien are back with another foray into the world of high stakes poker. Here's the synopsis from the film's website:
Princeton grad student Richie (Justin Timberlake), believing he's been swindled, travels to Costa Rica to confront online gambling tycoon Ivan Block (Ben Affleck). Richie is seduced by Block's promise of immense wealth, until he learns the disturbing truth about his benefactor. When the FBI tries to coerce Richie to help bring down Block, Richie faces his biggest gamble ever: attempting to outmaneuver the two forces closing in on him.
Runner Runner hits theaters October 4th. Can't wait? Check out clips of Rounders below.