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A mathematics savant (Ben Affleck) becomes embroiled in the criminal underground before resorting to extreme measures to escape in Gavin O’Connor’s muscular thriller.
Oscar winner Ben Affleck (ARGO, 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), Oscar winner J.K. Simmons (WHIPLASH), Jon Bernthal (THE WALKING DEAD, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET), Jeffrey Tambor (TV’s Transparent) and two-time Oscar nominee John Lithgow (INTERSTELLAR, TERMS OF ENDEARMENT).
In keeping with his previous films, O’Connor brings a rugged muscularity to THE ACCOUNTANT and has found the most effective physical AND thoughtful muse in his lead – Coming hot on the heels of his acclaimed turn as Gotham’s Cape Crusader, Affleck again shows his finely tuned skill in balancing the tension of dark and light. Like the film’s lead character, THE ACCOUNTANT hits with precision and incredibly hard.
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Director: Gavin O’Connor
Country: United States
Runtime: 128 minutes