Ben Affleck's traded in his cape for some specs and a whiteboard full of maths but he's still kicking ass in this new film from 'Warrior' writer/director Gavin O'Connor.
Also starring Anna Kendrick, Jon Berntha, J.K. Simmons, John Lithgow and Jeffrey Tambor, 'The Accountant' sees Affleck playing Christian Wolff as the titular accountant, but obviously there's more to him than meets the eye.
We're getting serious Bourne vibes off this but whether or not this kickstarts a franchise will depend on the box office return.
Here's the official synopsis:
Christian Wolff (Ben 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 Accountant' is set for release on November 4th.