The first Trailer for The Accountant is out. The movie is set for initial release in October
Christian Wolff (Affleck) is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department’s Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King (J.K. Simmons), starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk (Anna Kendrick) has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise.
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that “Up In The Air” co-stars Anna Kendrick and J.K. Simmons will team up again in “The Accountant,” with Ben Affleck slated to lead. Gavin O’Connor (“Warrior,” “Jane Got A Gun”) will direct this one about “a mild-mannered accountant who moonlights as a lethal assassin.” Better pray this guy doesn’t give you an audit. Filming begins in January.
Variety is reporting that Ben is in talks to star in action thriller The Acountant, based on an original script by Bill Dubuque. The story centers on a mild-mannered accountant who moonlights as a lethal assassin.
The project had been in development limbo for years, most recently at Sony, with Will Smith once attached to the project, but was eventually put into turnaround after the studio could not assemble the right package. WB originally had rights to “The Accountant” with Mel Gibson attached to direct. Insiders tell Variety Affleck recently caught wind of the project and thought it would be a nice change of pace before directing “Live By Night,” which will not begin filming until July.
Mark Williams and Lynette Howell are producing the film. Drew Crevello and Jon Gonda will oversee for Warner Bros. The role gives the multi-hyphenate another gritty role to sink his teeth into following his rave reviews in David Fincher’s “Gone Girl,” which opens Friday.
Affleck will head back to Detroit to resume filming “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” once he finishes campaigning for “Gone Girl.”