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Archive for the ‘“Runner Runner”’ Category
  M.   September 15, 2013

– Scans from 2013: InStyle (USA) – October 2013

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  Nicole   September 11, 2013

Gemma Arterton stars alongside Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake in “Runner Runner” wherein she plays Rebecca Shafran, who is entangled in the cutthroat world of online gambling.

“Runner Runner” explores the multi-billion dollar industry of online gambling where all players are supposed to have their share, in any which way possible.

Affleck takes on the role of gambling kingpin Ivan Block while Timberlake is Richie Furst, a brilliant Princeton grad student on his way to finishing his masters. Furst, in order to further finance his studies takes commissions from online gambling operators and risks playing online too for additional money.

When Richie betted all of his savings and lost it to Block’s operations, he soon finds out that he’s been tricked. Determined to recollect his tuition money, he heads to Costa Rica to confront Block about his malicious online practices.

Soon thereafter, Richie falls for Block’s associate –sophisticated COO Rebecca Shafran (Gemma Arterton) – and he embraces a world that sees all of his fantasies come to life. But Richie soon learns that Block is wanted for racketeering, extortion and bribery, and that FBI Special Agent Shavers (Anthony Mackie) is obsessed with bringing Block and his associates to justice.

“The real allure of Block’s world transcends money,” says director Brad Furman. It’s about something far more interesting – and dangerous. “The real equation in this movie is money times power equals sex. You ask men why they want money and power, and the answer usually is: women. That’s the bottom line.”

The distaff representative of this world is Rebecca Shafran, Block’s sharp and powerful COO, whose loyalty to Block is tested when she meets Richie. English-born Gemma Arterton portrays Rebecca. A gambling novice, Arterton nevertheless embraced the role. “I really liked the script, which I thought was clever and witty, and it portrayed a world I wanted to investigate.”

“I really like Rebecca,” Arterton continues. “She’s almost villainous in certain ways, and she’s never predictable. “Runner Runner” is about power, wealth and greed. I was intrigued by Rebecca’s desire to live in this world, which is indicative of how many women believe they must act – in an almost masculine way – in order to succeed.”

“When Richie arrives in Costa Rica and meets Rebecca, she is very much the business person in control; she’s very tough, almost like a femme fatale,” Arterton continues. “But she also enjoys having fun. She sees this sexy, young guy and thinks, ‘I’ll play around with him for a bit.’ She finds out that he’s actually quite clever and smart, and he’s different from other people she knows and works with. Rebecca has a real dilemma: she covets the wealth that comes with her position, and yet also rediscovers her moral bearings through her relationship with Richie. And she begins to change her outlook on Block and her position in his empire.”


  M.   September 11, 2013

Gemma Arterton on Dancing All Night with Justin Timberlake

By Tamasin Day-Lewis

On the heels of her leading role in director Tommy Wirkola’s Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, this past winter, ravishing English actress and former Bond girl Gemma Arterton returns to the world of crime in the thriller Runner Runner, in theaters in October. She plays Rebecca Shafran, the right-hand girl of nefarious poker-Web-site owner Ivan Block (played by Ben Affleck), who is forced to contend with Richie Furst (Justin Timberlake), a Princeton student who has lost his tuition money on the site. Embroiled in the billion-dollar online-gambling industry, Rebecca “finds herself trapped and in too deep in a world of crime she doesn’t really enjoy,” Arterton says of her character. “She is the only female in the movie, so I had to make her earthy and give her a lot of substance,” Arterton adds. “I made her a little more female—she was a man’s idea of a woman before I brought some of my ideas to the writers.” As for the plot, it’s when Block takes Furst on as an apprentice, and Furst and Shafran fall in love, that, she says, “it gets messy and complicated.”

“Gemma’s ability to access deep emotion is rare and inspiring,”
says director Brad Furman. “She’s a movie star who has real acting chops.”

Filming the movie wasn’t easy. “It was quite a tricky shoot,” Arterton says. “We had a hurricane scare—the movie was shot in Puerto Rico—and had to shut down production, so it was stressful making up the time.” But, for the Kent-born daughter of a cleaner and a welder, the good memories surely make up for the bad ones. “There’s one scene where Justin and I go to a party,” she recalls. ”We just danced all night to Latin music, looking out onto the sea.”


  M.   September 06, 2013

  M.   September 04, 2013

  M.   September 02, 2013

by Steve ‘Frosty’ Weintraub

On a hot and humid night last August, I spent the night on the San Juan, Puerto Rico set of director Brad Furman‘s (The Lincoln Lawyer) crime thriller Runner, Runner. The film stars Justin Timberlake as a Princeton student who is cheated out of his tuition money playing online poker and ends up traveling to Costa Rica to confront the on-line mastermind (Ben Affleck). The film also stars Gemma Arterton, Ben Schwartz, Dayo Okeniyi and Oliver Cooper and it was written by Brian Koppelman and David Levien (Rounders). For more on the film, watch the trailer.

During a break in filming, I got to participate in a group interview with Gemma Arterton. She talked about what drew her to the role, working with Timberlake and Affleck, shooting in Puerto Rico, being inspired by Gilda, and a lot more. Hit the jump for the interview. Runner, Runner opens September 27th. Read More

  Nicole   September 01, 2013

Updated the gallery with some new/old photoshoot and outtakes and a couple of new production stills of Runner Runner!

– Movies & Television > Runner, Runner (2013) > Production Stills
– Photoshoots > “Byzantium” Portraits – 2012 Toronto International Film Festival #3
– Photoshoots > Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Press Conference in LA (2013)
– Public Events > Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Press Conference in LA