'In Time' a Relevant Thrill Ride, Says Timberlake

'In Time' a Relevant Thrill Ride, Says Timberlake

It's been nearly three months to the day since we last had our fix of Justin Timberlake on the big screen, and the multi-talented artist promises his latest venture, the action-packed thriller In Time, is like nothing you've ever seen.

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Set in the future, In Time brings moviegoers into a world where time is literally money. As the population stops aging at 25 years old, one and all must pay to buy more "time," so while the rich get richer -- and stay young -- the poor have to beg, borrow and steal in order to survive.

Timberlake says he was immediately drawn to the project the first time he read the script, telling Entertainment Tonight he was intrigued by the film's ability to portray a whole new definition of humanity, yet keep the story so contemporary.

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"When I first read the script, I sort of got caught up in how social it was and topical and relevant for right now even though it's set way in the future."

In regards to the thrilling concept that death is always lurking around the corner once you hit 25 years of age, Timberlake was excited that the premise really shines in the final product, and the pace of the movie is "relentless."

"The first twenty minutes kind of set you up, and the rest of the movie bolts like a bullet."

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Watch the video to hear more from Justin at the film's Hollywood premiere Thursday night. Co-stars Amanda Seyfried, Olivia Wilde, Matt Bomer, Johnny Galecki also dish on their experience making the intense thrill ride.

In Time hits theaters October 28, 2011.