English beauty Gemma Arterton is full of talent. But she seems to choose, or be chosen, for roles next to macho men. Remember Quantum of Solace, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and Clash of the Titans? Despite her evident talent, such as in Tamara Drewe she seems to be prefered for the role of the “sexy woman next to the macho man.”
But maybe this will help her express her talent even more. Variety reports she has signed on to play alongside Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake in the upcoming thriller Runner Runner.
The movie is about a Princeton student (played by Timberlake) addicted to online poker. This addiction makes him lose his tuition money, and meet the website’s proprietor, played by Affleck. Arterton role has been reported simply as “Timberlake’s love interest;” which considering everything is even less than past roles.
But what I’m really looking forward to is Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, in which she co-stars with Jeremy Renner as a bounty hunter-styled reinterpretation of the fairy tale kids. Project is delayed of course.
Runner Runner will shoot late June in Puerto Rico.