Justin Timberlake: Action Hero?

Justin Timberlake steps out at the "Friends with Benefits" premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City on July 18, 2011 Justin Timberlake steps out at the

Justin Timberlake has proven to possess enviable comedic skills (“D*ck in a Box” anyone?!), and successfully held his own alongside Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield in 2010’s critically acclaimed drama, “The Social Network.”

Now, the 30-year-old superstar is flexing his action muscles in the upcoming sci-fi thriller, “In Time.”

“It’s fun to shoot guns, man,” Justin told Access Hollywood’s Scott “Movie” Mantz at the 2011 Comic-Con in San Diego, Calif., on Thursday, of his first foray into the world of action. “Boys and our toys – we like to drive cars fast and shoot loud guns.

“And not have to have any consequences for it,” he added with a smile.

Justin — who plays a young man on the run from a corrupt police force in the Andrew Niccol film — said that while filming the active role was exhilarating, the movie also has a message and will leave audiences in contemplation.

“This is an exciting genre to tackle,” he told Scott. “But I do feel like this film has more to say than just that.”

Catch Justin in “In Time” – alongside Amanda Seyfried and Cillian Murphy – when the film hits theaters on October 28.

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