The Accountant Images Oddly More Revealing Than Trailer

The Accountant is one of the most anticipated upcoming movies, but it isn’t revealing a lot of details, even in the trailer. The film has finally released a large set of images, and while it isn’t really the norm, you can get quite a bit more detail from them, including a look at a lot more characters and the situations Affleck’s character finds himself in.

We’ve got the basic idea that Christian (Ben Affleck) is a math genius who has some criminal clients and that he takes on a legitimate client to help an accountant (Anna Kendrick) who has found something funny in the books of a legitimate company. We also know that things go wildly wrong because Christian starts shooting people and goes a little “Bond.”

But, now we get some insight into how the story maneuvers, and the other characters. For example, Christian in prison with Jeffrey Tambor isn’t something we were likely to expect from the trailer.

courtesy Warner Bros.
courtesy Warner Bros.

This is going to be one of the biggest films of the year and one that has everyone talking. Take a look below, and see what you can ferret out from the images.



Oscar winner Ben Affleck (“Argo,” upcoming “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”) stars in the title role of “The Accountant,” from director Gavin O’Connor (“Miracle,” “Pride and Glory,” “Warrior”).

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 (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” also stars Oscar nominee Anna Kendrick (“Up in the Air,” “Into the Woods”), Oscar winner J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash,” the “Spider-Man” films), Jon Bernthal (“Fury,” “The Wolf of Wall Street”), Jean Smart (TV’s “Fargo,” “24”), and Cynthia Addai-Robinson (“Star Trek: Into Darkness”), with Jeffrey Tambor (TV’s “Transparent,” “The Hangover” films) and two-time Oscar nominee John Lithgow (“Interstellar,” “Terms of Endearment,” “The World According to Garp”).

O’Connor directed the film from a screenplay by Bill Dubuque (“The Judge”). The film was produced by Mark Williams and Lynette Howell, with O’Connor, Jamie Patricof and Marty Ewing serving as executive producers.




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