chris-hajianChris Hajian has been hired to score the upcoming thriller Runner, Runner. The film is directed by Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer) and stars Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake, Gemma Arterton, Anthony Mackie, Oliver Cooper, Michael Esper and Ben Schwartz. The movie follows a young man cheated out of his tuition money playing online poker who flies to Costa Rica in the hope of reclaiming his losses from the site’s billionaire owner and ends up becoming the corrupt CEO’s right-hand man. Brian Koppelman & David Levien (Rounders, Runaway Jury) are producing New Regency Pictures production with Leonardo DiCaprio & Jennifer Davisson Killoran (The Ides of March, Orphan) for Appian Way and Michael Shamberg & Stacey Sher (Django Unchained, Contagion) for Double Feature Films. Hajian has previously scored Furman’s 2007 crime drama The Take starring John Leguizamo, as well as a couple of the director’s early short films. The composer’s other credits include last year’s documentary First Position. Runner, Runner will mark Hajian’s first movie to be released theatrically by a major Hollywood studio. The thriller is currently in post-production and will be released on September 27, 2013 by 20th Century Fox.