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Friday 25 July 2014

Mackie full of praise for Affleck

Anthony Mackie stars with Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake in Runner, Runner

Anthony Mackie has been spilling the beans about his new movie with Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck.

In Runner, Runner Ben plays a businessman who sets up an offshore gambling operation with his protege, played by Justin.

"Runner, Runner is about how these guys go down to Central and South America and start these online gambling companies to avoid paying taxes in the US. I go down as an FBI agent and shut them down," Anthony said.

The movie will see Justin back on the big screen after months promoting his new album and tour, The 20/20 Experience.

"Justin is a really great guy, he's a hard worker and I'm really glad to see him succeed the way he has."

Speaking about working with Bostonian Ben, Anthony said: "I've pretty much locked up the whole Boston contingent of actors in the past two years and I can say that all of them are pretty dope."

In his latest movie Pain And Gain, Anthony stars opposite fellow Bostonian Mark Wahlberg, and has revealed the pair put each other through their paces with gruelling 6.30am work outs.

Anthony joked: "He might have bigger muscles, but I have stronger muscles."

The Million Dollar Baby star will soon hit our screens again in The Fifth Estate, about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, before taking on the role of The Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

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