"Anthony Mackie circles Runner Runner New Regency is in talks with Anthony Mackie to join the drama Runner Runner. Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck are set to star in the project.

The drama centers around the world of offshore online gaming and an increasingly tense relationship between a business founder and his protege. The Lincoln Lawyer director Brad Furman is directing from a script by David Levien and Brian Koppelman.

The actor most recently took part in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and is playing a key role in Michael Bay's Pain and Gain, which is currently shooting.

Production for the project begins next month.