MOVIE NEWS – A math wiz leads a double life with a sinister personality in The Accountant. The first trailer for the film is here, starring Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick.
After putting down the mask of the iconic superhero: Batman this spring with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Ben Affleck picks up a much more sinister role this fall in Warner Bros.’ The Accountant. The studio just released the very first trailer for this thriller today, in which we can see Ben Affleck playing a brilliant math genius who is leading a dangerous double life. This crime thriller may end up being one of the strongest movies hitting theaters this fall, with Ben Affleck leading a stellar cast that also includes Anna Kendrick and J.K. Simmons.
The trailer from Warner Bros. UK YouTube shows Christian Wolff (Affleck), a math savant who is more keen with numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he operates as a freelance accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal groups. With the Treasury Department’s Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King (J.K. Simmons), starting to get close, Christian is approached by 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 uncorks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise. The supporting cast also includes Seth Lee, Jon Bernthal, Alison Wright, John Lithgow, Jeffrey Tambor, Cynthia Addai-Robinson and Gregory Alan Williams. This crime thriller will arrive at the theaters on October 14, where it will be against lots of diverse competition. The Accountant will be going up against the concert film Kevin Hart: What Now, Focus Features’ fantasy drama A Monster Calls and Sony’s Underworld: Blood Wars. It will also arrive a week after the highly-anticipated adaptation The Girl On the Train on October 7, and Jack Reacher 2, Ouija 2 and Boo! A Madea Halloween on October 21.
Ben Affleck will have another go as Batman in this summer’s Suicide Squad, and he is also in post-production on his next directorial effort, Live By Night, which is set for release on October 20, 2017. Anna Kendrick most recently starred in Getting a Job and Mr. Right, and she will next be seen in the summer comedy Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, which is set for release on July 8. Take a look at the first trailer for The Accountant below, and let us know what you think.