Ben Affleck & Anna Kendrick Star in First Trailer for ‘The Accountant’
by Alex Billington
May 13, 2016
“Can our son lead a normal life?” “Define normal.” Warner Bros has debuted a trailer for the upcoming fall film The Accountant, about an accountant helping launder money for criminals. Ben Affleck stars as an accountant working at a small-town CPA, cooking up the books for some of the most dangerous criminal organizations. With the government coming after him, he takes on legitimate work and meets a young clerk, played by Anna Kendrick, who helps him uncook their books. The cast includes Jon Bernthal, Alison Wright, J.K. Simmons, John Lithgow, Jeffrey Tambor and Cynthia Addai-Robinson. This first trailer introduces “the accountant” as a gifted, mysterious boy who was taught to fight back. It’s a good sell.
Here’s the first official trailer for Gavin O’Connor’s The Accountant, direct from WB’s YouTube:
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 (Simmons), starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk (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 Accountant is directed by Gavin O’Connor (of Miracle, Pride & Glory, Warrior, Jane Got a Gun), from a screenplay written by Bill Dubuque. Warner Bros will release the film in theaters starting on October 14th.
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