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Ben Affleck may be sharing the screen with Justin Timberlake

Ben Affleck may be sharing the screen with Justin Timberlake

Ben Affleck may be sharing the screen with Justin Timberlake

Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake look set to co-star in a new movie about gambling.

The Town star Ben is in talks for a role in Runner, Runner, while Friends With Benefits actor Justin has already signed on the dotted line, according to The Hollywood Reporter's Risky Business blog.

Plot details are being kept under wraps and it's not known which roles the pair will take, but it is known that the thriller will be set in the world of online gambling.

Leonardo DiCaprio is among the producers on the project, while Brad Furman will direct.

Production is set to start this summer.

PA Media