Ben Affleck and More Back for ‘The Accountant 2’

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Ben Affleck as Christian Wolff in 'The Accountant.'

Ben Affleck as Christian Wolff in ‘The Accountant.’ Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures.

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  • Ben Affleck and more are returning for ‘The Accountant 2’.
  • The sequel has director Gavin O’Connor working on it again.
  • This time, Amazon MGM Studios is producing the movie.

It might not have sounded like the formula for an exciting action thriller, the title ‘The Accountant’ cueing visions of someone painstakingly going through ledgers or stacked boxes of documents while tapping away on a calculator.

But the movie turned out to be a successful, gunplay-happy movie starring Ben Affleck back in 2016.

Though it has been in development since at least 2017, things have fairly been quiet on the sequel front. Now, though, it’s in full swing, albeit switching studio homes from Warner Bros. (which released the original) to Amazon MGM Studios, where Affleck most recently made ‘Air’.

And, via a report from Deadline, Affleck, alongside co-stars Jon Bernthal, J.K. Simmons and Cynthia Addai-Robinson are all now back to appear in the follow-up, with director Gavin O’Connor calling the shots (and the sums) once more.

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What was the story of ‘The Accountant’?

Ben Affleck as Christian Wolff in 'The Accountant.'

Ben Affleck as Christian Wolff in ‘The Accountant.’ Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures.

In case you didn’t see it, the 2016 movie had Affleck as Christian Wolff, a highly skilled CPA with autism who leads a double life as a forensic accountant for criminal organizations. When he uncovers discrepancies in a legitimate robotics company, he must navigate a dangerous web of deceit while staying one step ahead of both the law and his unlawful clients.

Bernthal played Christian’s security company operator brother Brax, with Simmons as Ray King, the Director of the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. Addai-Robinson had the role of Marybeth Medina, an up-and-coming Treasury agent tasked with unearthing The Accountant’s real identity.

Where does ‘The Accountant 2’ take the narrative?

Ben Affleck as Christian Wolff in 'The Accountant.'

Ben Affleck as Christian Wolff in ‘The Accountant.’ Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures.

The new movie’s plot reportedly kicks off when Medina’s former boss is killed by unknown assassins, and she’s forced to contact Christian to solve the murder.

With the help of his estranged but highly lethal brother Brax, Chris applies his brilliant mind and less-than-legal methods to piece together the unsolved puzzle. As they get closer to the truth, the trio draw the attention of some of the most ruthless killers alive — all intent on putting a stop to their search…

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Who is making ‘The Accountant 2’?

Ben Affleck as Christian Wolff in 'The Accountant.'

Ben Affleck as Christian Wolff in ‘The Accountant.’ Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures.

Alongside O’Connor (who since the first film also directed Affleck in sports drama ‘The Way Back’), Bill Dubuque has returned to write the script.

And if the director has his way, there could be another movie in the series on the way before too long.

Here’s what O’Connor had to say about the potential for more back in 2021 to CinemaBlend:

“I’ve always wanted to do three because we’re going to integrate his brother into the story. So there’ll be more screen time for Bernthal in the second one. And then the third movie’s going to be, I call it, ‘Rain Man’ on steroids.’ The third movie is going to be the two brothers, this odd couple. The third one is going be a buddy picture.”

When will ‘The Accountant 2’ be on screens?

With shooting gearing up shortly, there’s no release date on the books just yet.

Anna Kendrick and Ben Affleck in 'The Accountant.' Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures.

(L to R) Anna Kendrick and Ben Affleck in ‘The Accountant.’ Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures.

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