Oscar winner Ben Affleck (â€śArgo,â€ť upcoming â€śBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justiceâ€ť) stars in the title role of â€śThe Accountant,â€ť from director Gavin Oâ€™Connor (â€śMiracle,â€ť â€śPride and Glory,â€ť â€śWarriorâ€ť).
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 worldâ€™s most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Departmentâ€™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.
â€śThe Accountantâ€ť also stars Oscar nominee Anna Kendrick (â€śUp in the Air,â€ť â€śInto the Woodsâ€ť), Oscar winner J.K. Simmons (â€śWhiplash,â€ť the â€śSpider-Manâ€ť films), Jon Bernthal (â€śFury,â€ť â€śThe Wolf of Wall Streetâ€ť), Jean Smart (TVâ€™s â€śFargo,â€ť â€ś24â€ť), and Cynthia Addai-Robinson (â€śStar Trek: Into Darknessâ€ť), with Jeffrey Tambor (TVâ€™s â€śTransparent,â€ť â€śThe Hangoverâ€ť films) and two-time Oscar nominee John Lithgow (â€śInterstellar,â€ť â€śTerms of Endearment,â€ť â€śThe World According to Garpâ€ť).
Oâ€™Connor directed the film from a screenplay by Bill Dubuque (â€śThe Judgeâ€ť). The film was produced by Mark Williams and Lynette Howell, with Oâ€™Connor, Jamie Patricof and Marty Ewing serving as executive producers.
The behind-the-scenes creative team includes two-time Oscar-nominated director of photography Seamus McGarvey (â€śAnna Karenina,â€ť â€śAtonement,â€ť upcoming â€śPanâ€ť), production designer Keith Cunningham, Oscar-nominated editor Richard Pearson (â€śUnited 93â€ť), costume designer Nancy Steiner, and Oscar-nominated composer Mark Isham (â€śWarrior,â€ť â€śA River Runs Through Itâ€ť).
Warner Bros. Pictures presents an Electric City Entertainment/Zero Gravity Management Production, a Gavin Oâ€™Connor Film, â€śThe Accountant.â€ť The film is slated for release worldwide beginning October 7, 2016.
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