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First clip from Runner Runner starring Ben Affleck: watch now

A first clip from gambling thriller Runner Runner has been released, and it's all about showing off Ben Affleck as a rich guy who owns a boat.

In what feels like a canny marketing move to capitalise on Affleck's recent casting as Batman , the clip has a faint whiff of Bruce Wayne about it as Affleck's mogul chats with Justin Timberlake.

Not least because Affleck's character is ridiculously rich - though a few shades more corrupt than the Wayne we know and love.

Check out the clip below…

As a clip from Runner Runner , it's not massively interesting (though the trailer's pretty fun) . As an insight into just how Affleck might tackle the role of Bruce Wayne, though, this clip's a must-watch.

Directed by Brad Furman ( The Lincoln Lawyer ), Runner Runner follows grad student Richie (Timberlake), who's seduced into the world of gambling by mega-rich Ivan (Affleck).

Runner Runner opens 27 September 2013.

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.