Ben Affleck & Anna Kendrick Star in First Trailer for 'The Accountant'

May 13, 2016
Source: YouTube

The Accountant Trailer

"Can our son lead a normal life?" "Define normal." Warner Bros has debuted a trailer for the upcoming fall film The Accountant, about an accountant helping launder money for criminals. Ben Affleck stars as an accountant working at a small-town CPA, cooking up the books for some of the most dangerous criminal organizations. With the government coming after him, he takes on legitimate work and meets a young clerk, played by Anna Kendrick, who helps him uncook their books. The cast includes Jon Bernthal, Alison Wright, J.K. Simmons, John Lithgow, Jeffrey Tambor and Cynthia Addai-Robinson. This first trailer introduces "the accountant" as a gifted, mysterious boy who was taught to fight back. It's a good sell.

Here's the first official trailer for Gavin O'Connor's The Accountant, direct from WB's YouTube:

The Accountant

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 (Simmons), starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk (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 is directed by Gavin O'Connor (of Miracle, Pride & Glory, Warrior, Jane Got a Gun), from a screenplay written by Bill Dubuque. Warner Bros will release the film in theaters starting on October 14th.

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  • shiboleth
    I almost have become accountant, but then I saw how strange those people are. Just kidding, everybody is strange. And this trailer too. That's way it's trying to be good. On the end, it seems, that depends on Affleck. And lately, everybody seems to like him ...
    • Bo
      Not me, shibboleth...liking Affleck that is. I find him goofy and trite and shallow and narcissistic and a horrible actor. You couldn't get me near this film if you paid my
      • shiboleth
        You said nothing wrong Bo. Being from film business, you probably know what you are saying. He's just one of those actors you can't miss these days and the one who sells, I guess. But let's not be mistaking, He, or Mathew McConaughey, another one of your 'favorites', are what American cinema is today. Misters of modern film. That's all I'm saying. Which is quite far from liking ...
        • Bo
          Well said...and therefore...I agree!
  • Josh W
    This looks great.
  • kitano0
    And THAT is what a great trailer looks like...
  • Ricardo_PT
    Regardless of how the finished product turns out, this is one hell of an amazing trailer! Got me hooked from start to finish. Definitely looking forward to seeing this
  • Josh W
    A Beautiful Mind meets Assassin
    • RAW_D
      Haha! I was gonna say "It's a Beautiful Mind...WITH A GUN."
  • capitandelespacio
    Will they bleed?
  • I like it.
  • RAW_D
    Nice choice of Radiohead for the trailer and I love the frenetic feel. Looks really cool. Affleck's on a roll, man.
    • Nielsen700
      What's the name of the song?
      • RAW_D
        Everything in it's right place - from the Kid A album.
        • Nielsen700
  • Nielsen700
    What's up with the trailer before the trailer? Movie looks good, btw.
  • Nash
    Looks cool. except for Afflecks hair. It looks like a cheap wig.
  • Bo
    Affleck...Ugh! The director is a minus as he can't seem to make a really believable movie, let alone a successful one. I shall take a huge pass on this one and save myself from cringing having to watch Affleck...double ugh!
    • rorschach
      • Bo
        Man, I really wanted that film to work because I really dig Tom Hardy...and Nick Nolte. Alas, for me, it just didn't work. It wasn't very good and I was disappointed because of it. Not that it matters, at least not to me, but I think that was the general consensus on that movie. Cheers!
        • TK
          General consensus was that Warrior was a great film. One of the best sports movies in a long time when it came out. Was well written and definitely well put together. Some may not like it but most people dug it.
          • Bo
            Perhaps you're right. Metacritic only gave it a 71, but said the reviews were 'generally' favorable. Rotten Tomatoes gave it 83% so that's not bad; actually pretty good. So there are folks in your corner. However, checking on Box Office Mojo it only made 13.6 million in the USA and only a little over 9 million foreign. That's not very good. Plus, O'Hehir, the critic on whom I happen to like and think is one of the smartest critics out there, only gave it a 40, which ain't good. Turan with the L.A. Times gave it a 60. However, Scott with the New York critic liked it and gave it well over 80. So, you are correct in that some liked it and some didn't and if most dug it there weren't many of them as it didn't make any money. Sad, but true. I'm glad you liked it. I wished I could have because as I said I really like Tom Hardy and have always liked Nolte, but it just didn't work for me. Over-written and missed the mark. But hey, don't listen to me. I certainly wouldn't want to take away the fact that you liked it. One man's floor is another's ceiling and all that. Cheers...and Peace!
          • rorschach
            There wasn't much marketing for the film also it came out around the same time as The Fighter so there was probably a clash of some sought. But it was still a great film, from the story alone it could of turned out to be a cheesy mess but the acting, directing and score really brought it together.
          • Bob
            You must think Michael Bay movies are really good because they make a lot of money
          • Bo
            Wrong! Only was attempting to make a point that Warrior wasn't liked all that much by not a whole lot of people. Which doesnt amount to a hill of beans to me. I like what I like and don't like what I don't like regardless of what other people think. In fact, Bob!! movies these days that make a lot of money I can't stand! Shift your angle of perception on my posts as your current one is distorted. Cheers...and Peace.
          • Bob
            The guy is a troll...don't feed him please. Him and Shiboleth pretty much troll up every article. I'm actually convinced it's the same account. Both post nonsense where they hate on everything.
  • Brandon
    I see Ben's tryna be like his BFF Matt Damon now.
  • Bob
    Affleck? Sold
  • backwardsprogress
    Holy crap... as long as Ben Affleck doesn't speak during the entire movie and they keep up the suspense... this is going to be an awesome movie!




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