‘Hunger Games’ Actor Dayo Okeniyi Books Roles in “The Spectacular Now” and “Runner Runner”

Dayo Okeniyi  has landed roles in 2 new projects. According to The Hollywood Reporter, ‘The Hunger Games’ actor has booked roles in the indie drama ‘The Spectacular Now’ and the Ben Affleck starrer ‘Runner Runner’.

In Spectacular Now, Okeniyi will join a cast that includes Shailene Woodley,Milles Teller and Brie Larson.

Directed by James Ponsoldt, the film centers on a charismatic high school senior who lives only for the moment. Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber adapted the screenplay from a Tim Tharpnovel.

Tom McNulty is producing.

In the Brad Furman-helmed Runner Runner, Okeniyi plays a Princeton PhD student. The film, which centers on a businessman caught up in the world of offshore online gaming, also stars Justin Timberlake. Shooting is under way in Puerto Rico.

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