A new trailer for the Ben Affleck film The Accountant has been released and it definitely looks like one to keep an eye out for.
In the film, Ben Affleck plays a genius mathematician/accountant whose clients include gangsters, hitmen, drug cartels and other character of the like.
We get a bit of a feel about the style of the film and it looks like it will be a pretty serious drama/thriller but with a bit of an empathetic element to it, as Affleck’s misunderstood character looks like the type that’s just trying to find his place in the world.
Affleck has been on a roll the last few years, be it directing or starring in great movies.
After The Accountant, he has the film Live By Night about organised crime in prohibition-era America, in which he stars and directs.
He then has multiple DC Universe films he’s attached to, including directing the solo Batman film in which he also starts, but is also set to appear in Justice League along with however many sequels that spawns.
So it’s safe to say Affleck is at a career-high at the moment with no end in sight.
The Accountant is directed by Gavin O’Connor who most recently directed Jane Got a Gun with Natalie Portman and Warrior with Joel Edgerton and Tom Hardy.
It features a superb cast including Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, Jon Bernthal, John Lithgow, Jeffrey Tambor and J.K. Simmons.
The official synopsis for the film is as follows:
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 hits Australian cinemas on November 3, 2016.
A forensic accountant un-cooks the books for illicit clients.