He speaks! After an initial trailer which featured a wordless Ben Affleck as a brilliant man with a shady role of employment, the second trailer for Gavin O’Connor‘s The Accountant shows the titular Affleck uttering his first words. Between DC roles, this could be a solid role for Affleck to keep his acting muscles flexed and a potentially solid entry for O’Connor’s occasionally rocky career.
The new trailer also demonstrates more of the film’s cool color palette and cold, calculated cinematography by Seamus McGarvey, suggesting O’Connor is going for a more objective language, as opposed to something like Warrior. See the second trailer below, for the film which also stars J.K. Simmons, Anna Kendrick, Jon Bernthal, John Lithgow, Jeffrey Tambor, and Alison Wright.
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 arrives in theaters October 14th.