Ben Affleck Does Math and Fights Bad Guys in The Accountant

Posted on May 13, 2016

Anna Kendrick and Ben Affleck in The Accountant

The teaser trailer for The Accountant just landed and we just love this concept. Ben Affleck plays Christian Wolff, a math savant who grows up to be an accountant. But that's just the beginning of the story. Wolff makes a lot of money working for some very shady organizations: no one can hide money and cook the books like he can. The trouble starts when he gets hired by a robotics company whose accountant (Anna Kendrick) discovered an accounting discrepancy of millions of dollars.

At that point things get completely crazy. It turns out that Wolff has a room full of state of the art weaponry and is an excellent shot. In fact, Wolff is no ordinary accountant. He's got the Treasaury Department's Enforcement Division breathing down his neck, as its head (J.K. Simmons) wants to take Wolff and his clients down. Meanwhile the evildoers at the robotics company are very unhappy with Ms. Kendrick and her little investigation.

The film also stars Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor and John Lithgow. It was directed by Gavin O’Connor Affleck is an accountant/mercenary/possible assassin and Kendrick is an accountant whose penchant for poking her nose in company business could get her killed. What more do you need to know? We love this concept, it looks like a lot of fun. It's high time that we had an accountant/badass merc with a story to tell. Take a look:

Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures

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