Warner Bros. Pictures has just released the new trailer for Ben Affleck’s latest movie, The Accountant. Sure looks like such a departure from characters we’ve seen Affleck portray in the past. It looks fantastic! In addition to Ben, the movie stars Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jean Smart, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Jeffrey Tambor, and John Lithgow. What a stellar cast!
In The Accountant, Ben Affleck plays Christian Wolff, 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.
Check out the trailer below –
We last saw Affleck onscreen as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The movie was hated on by critics, but it was fantastic as you can tell from my BvS review. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing him reprise the role of Caped Crusader in Justice League: Part One next year. And, of course, again when he reprises the role, as well as directs, the upcoming solo Batman film. I had read the description for this little non-superhero flick a while ago and thought it sounded interesting, but darn if it doesn’t look just excellent after viewing the trailer!
The screenplay was written by Bill Dubuque, and the movie directed by Gavin O’Connor.
Any thoughts on the trailer? Will you be seeing Ben Affleck take on this very different role?
The Accountant hits theaters on October 14th of this of year.
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