Ben Affleck is currently filming Runner, Runner in Puerto Rico with Justin Timberlake. It’s a thriller about a businessman who gets “caught up in the world of offshore online gaming,” something Ben is rumored to have a lot of personal experience with. He didn’t write this one and isn’t directing it, though. In Touch notes that while Justin is staying close to the set, Ben is staying in a different resort “a couple of miles away” in order make sure he’s not around all that partying and gambling. Is Justin meeting some locals too while his fiance is away promoting her movie? That’s the impression I get from this. (Well from him in general.) Here’s more:
While Justin Timberlake knocks down tequila shots and tosses poker chips at a party-friendly hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Ben Affleck curls up with a good book? It’s true! Ben, 39, who has battled alcohol and gambling problems, is steering clear of his old vices as he shoots the thriller Runner, Runner with costar Justin.
Ben’s even staying is different digs – a low-key resort a couple of miles away in Rincon.
“Ben’s not stupid,” an insider says. “He’s not going to get caught up partying and gambling.”
[From In Touch Weekly, print edition]
Good for Ben. He’s had his issues in the past, and he’s making sure to stay away from triggers. So does this mean there’s no love lost between Ben and Justin? Maybe Ben just can’t stand Justin. I know that Jennifer Garner and Jessica Biel are friends after doing that Valentine’s Day movie together, so these two were probably acquainted before this. It just strikes me that Ben and Justin may not get along off set because they’re at different places in life. Maybe it’s one of those situations where Justin reminds Ben of how much of a douche he used to be.
Things seem to be going well for Affleck and Garner. She’s visited him on location and was spotted on the beach in Puerto Rico with him and the kids a couple of weeks ago.
Garner is back in L.A. now, and was photographed out yesterday headed to a business meeting. I’m not a fan of this navy dress. It looks good on her, but I don’t like this short kind of baby doll cut. Her shoes are cute though!
Affleck and Timberlake are shown on set on 7-23-12. Garner is shown out yesterday, 8-2-12. Credit: Fame Flynet. I’m also including a photo of Ben in his tiny T-shirt on the fourth of July. Credit: WENN.com
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