1. The official Sherdog Store is back! Check it out! » Discuss it here! »

THE ACCOUNTANT Starring Ben Affleck (Gets a Sequel)

Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by Dragonlordxxxxx, Oct 1, 2014.

?

If you have seen THE ACCOUNTANT, how would you rate it?

  1. 10 - Excellent

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. 9 - Great

    22.9%
  3. 8 - Good

    42.9%
  4. 7 - Pretty Good

    14.3%
  5. 6 - Decent

    14.3%
  6. 5 - Average

    2.9%
  7. 4 - Poor

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. 3 - Bad

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. 2 - Terribad

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. 1 - Abysmal

    2.9%
  1. Dragonlordxxxxx Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2009
    Messages:
    82,331
    Likes Received:
    5,655
    Update: May 12, 2016

    Ben Affleck is a Genius Assassin in THE ACCOUNTANT Trailer


    [​IMG]

    Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for the action-thriller The Accountant. Warrior helmer Gavin O’Connor directs and Ben Affleck stars in the action-thriller about a mild-mannered accountant who moonlights as a lethal assassin.

    That logline is a tad misleading, however, as this trailer reveals that Affleck’s character is on the spectrum. Affleck pushed back his next directorial film Live By Night for a third time so he could take the starring role in The Accountant. Clearly he saw something in the project and/or Bill Dubuque‘s screenplay that made the film worthwhile.

    The film also stars Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor, and John Lithgow. The Accountant opens in theaters on October 14th.



    Ben Affleck is a Genius Assassin in the First Trailer for 'The Assassin'
     
  2. Dragonlordxxxxx Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2009
    Messages:
    82,331
    Likes Received:
    5,655
    Update: December 31, 2015

    First Image from THE ACCOUNTANT Starring Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick


    Anna Kendrick plays a bookish clerk who stumbles upon high-level financial treachery at a robotics company in The Accountant, the latest from Warrior filmmaker Gavin O’Connor.

    “I don’t normally play the romantic leading lady,” the Pitch Perfect actress admits of her role as accidental whistle-blower Dana, who, despite matching wits with Ben Affleck’s math savant, is a little more square than her millennial portrayer.

    “I based her on my mom,” says the 30-year-old. “She’s an accountant, so I actually had her go through the script with me and explain the math.” The Accountant opens October 7, 2016.

    [​IMG]

    First Image from The Accountant Starring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick
     
  3. Dragonlordxxxxx Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2009
    Messages:
    82,331
    Likes Received:
    5,655
    Update: January 14, 2015

    Jeffrey Tambor and John Lithgow Join THE ACCOUNTANT


    [​IMG]

    Jeffrey Tambor and John Lithgow have closed a deal to join the cast of The Accountant, Warner Bros.' assassin thriller starring Ben Affleck. Gavin O'Connor is directing the project, which is in preproduction and will shoot in Atlanta. Bill Dubuque wrote the script, which was on the 2011 Black List.

    Affleck plays a mild-mannered accountant and math genius with Asperger's who moonlights as an assassin. The cast also includes J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal (playing a mercenary for hire) and Anna Kendrick (also playing an accounting whiz who gets mixed up with Affleck's character).

    Tambor, fresh off his Golden Globe win for his work on Amazon's Transparent, will play a veteran Mafia accountant who is Affleck's mentor. Lithgow has been set to play Lamar Black, a tech magnate in the robotics field who hires Affleck's character to look at his company's accounting given some recent irregularities.

    Lithgow, who has won two Tonys and five Emmy Awards over his career, most recently starred in Love Is Strange, The Homesman and Interstellar. Tambor has received wide acclaim for his work as a father who reveals he is transgender to his adult children in Transparent.


    Jeffrey Tambor and John Lithgow Join Ben Affleck in Assassin Thriller 'The Accountant'
     
  4. Dragonlordxxxxx Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2009
    Messages:
    82,331
    Likes Received:
    5,655
    Update: November 14, 2014

    Jon Bernthal in Talks to Join Ben Affleck in THE ACCOUNTANT


    [​IMG]

    After sharing a tank with Brad Pitt in Fury, Jon Bernthal is in negotiations to join Ben Affleck in Gavin O'Connor's thriller The Accountant, multiple individuals familiar with the Warner Bros. project have told TheWrap.

    Bernthal's potential role remains under wraps, though Affleck is said to be a fan of the actor, who's also rumored to be under consideration for a role in Affleck's upcoming WB crime drama Live By Night.

    Bernthal has been on a roll since exiting his star-making role on The Walking Dead. He played the lead in Frank Darabont's follow-up series Mob City, worked with Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese on The Wolf of Wall Street.

    Bernthal recently wrapped WB's Zac Efron movie We Are Your Friends, Denis Villeneuve's cartel drama Sicario, Gerardo Naranjo's Untitled Roadie Movie and Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's indie drama Me & Earl & the Dying Girl.

    Jon Bernthal in Talks to Join Ben Affleck in Gavin O'Connor's Thriller THE ACCOUNTANT
    ________________________________





    Update: November 12, 2014

    Anna Kendrick in Talks to Join Ben Affleck in THE ACCOUNTANT


    [​IMG]

    Ben Affleck may have found his first co-star for The Accountant with actress Anna Kendrick in early negotiations to join the assassin thriller, sources confirm to Variety. Gavin O'Connor (Warrior) will direct the Warner Bros. pic, which begins production in January.

    Based on an original script by Bill Dubuque, The Accountant centers on a mild-mannered accountant (Affleck) who moonlights as a lethal assassin. It's unknown whom Kendrick would play in the film.

    The project has floated in limbo for years, starting at Warner Bros. with Mel Gibson interested, before moving on to Sony, which tried to set it up for Will Smith. It's now returned home and with Affleck aboard, it's heating up again.

    Anna Kendrick in Talks to Join Ben Affleck in Action Thriller The Accountant (Exclusive)
     
  5. Dragonlordxxxxx Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2009
    Messages:
    82,331
    Likes Received:
    5,655
    Update: November 12, 2014

    J.K. Simmons in Talks to Join Ben Stiller in THE ACCOUNTANT


    [​IMG]

    On the heels of generating flurries of critical praise for his work as a demanding, terrifying music teacher in Whiplash, J.K. Simmons is in negotiations for a role in The Accountant. Ben Affleck is starring in the film, which will be directed by Warrior helmer Gavin O'Connor. Bill Dubuque wrote the 2011 Black List script, which centers on an accountant who moonlights as an assassin.

    Simmons most recently starred in the Sundance winner Whiplash opposite Miles Teller. The film, now in theaters, has been well received critically and is garnering awards buzz. His other recent work includes Men, Women & Children and Labor Day. He's wrapped work on the upcoming Terminator: Genisys, starring Jason Clarke and Emilia Clarke.

    J.K. Simmons Joins Ben Stiller in Gavin O'Connor's Action Thriller The Accountant
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2015
  6. Dragonlordxxxxx Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2009
    Messages:
    82,331
    Likes Received:
    5,655
    Update: October 1, 2014

    Ben Affleck to Star in the Assassin Thriller THE ACCOUNTANT


    [​IMG]

    The thriller The Accountant has been bouncing around in development for some time, but it looks like it's finally moving forward, courting a big star for the lead role. Ben Affleck is in negotiations to star in the film, sources tell THR. Warrior helmer Gavin O'Connor has also been in talks to direct the film. Bill Dubuque wrote the 2011 Black List script, which centers on an accountant who moonlights as an assassin.

    After a brief period at Sony, the project was put back in turnaround, where Warner Bros. picked it up. The film has had several directors circling it over the years, including Mel Gibson and the Coen brothers. Will Smith was at one time eyeing the project as the lead.

    O'Connor helmed 2011's critically acclaimed sports drama Warrior, and directed Jane Got a Gun, which is slated for release on Feb. 20, 2015, via Relativity. His earlier work includes thriller Pride and Glory and hockey drama Miracle. Affleck stars in David Fincher's dark adaptation Gone Girl, hitting theaters on Friday. He will also play Batman in Warner Bros. superhero ensemble film Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

    Ben Affleck in Talks to Star in Director Gavin O'Connor Action Thriller THE ACCOUNTANT
     
  7. OriginalSpeedy Who cares....really? Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2015
    Messages:
    1,575
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Between your mom's legs
    That Anna Kendrick, there is just something really sexy about her.
     
  8. Big Brown Clown Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2015
    Messages:
    2,306
    Likes Received:
    1,130
    THIS LOOKS SICK

     
  9. John Wang Guest

    In on Accounting Affleck movie. Can't wait!!
     
  10. Anung Un Rama Idol of Millions Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2009
    Messages:
    75,041
    Likes Received:
    5,823
    Location:
    Osgiliath
    this movie looks AWESOME
     
  11. Dragonlordxxxxx Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2009
    Messages:
    82,331
    Likes Received:
    5,655
    Trailer was fantastic.

    Had a feeling this movie was going to be good. That's why I already created this thread years ago in anticipation.
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2016
  12. Dragonlordxxxxx Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2009
    Messages:
    82,331
    Likes Received:
    5,655
  13. KnightTemplar Vibranium Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2009
    Messages:
    43,320
    Likes Received:
    7,421
    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Looks good.
     
  14. phoenixikki Black Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2012
    Messages:
    6,741
    Likes Received:
    5,594
    Looks dumb as fuck
     
  15. Peteyandjia Saku Spring Staff Member Forum Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2007
    Messages:
    79,398
    Likes Received:
    4,290
    Location:
    Mountain Bar
    Looks like an emo version of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, but without the 'Mrs'.

    That's not to say I'm entirely uninterested.

    I do prefer Batfleck when he's playing more aloof regular douches though, like in Gone Girl, and Good Will Hunting. He's great in those. It's always kinda hard for me to buy him as a genius, or as the super-cool badass role he likes to try and play sometimes.

    I'll still probably check this out though, it looks well-directed.
     
  16. KILL KILL Gold Belt

    Joined:
    May 4, 2007
    Messages:
    21,630
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    New Jersey / Georgia
    Just saw the trailer on line. Looks good. Dude is supposed to be autistic, right?
     
  17. Thurisaz He is risen Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2006
    Messages:
    6,986
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Nationalist Right
    Which genius is he assassinating this time?
     
  18. mb23100 Steel Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2012
    Messages:
    25,879
    Likes Received:
    8,774
    Ben Afflecks career is really pulling an Overeem lately
     
  19. melvinj0 Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010
    Messages:
    21,287
    Likes Received:
    632
    Can't stand this guy, but he has been in some pretty damn good movies lately.
     
  20. Dragonlordxxxxx Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2009
    Messages:
    82,331
    Likes Received:
    5,655
    Yep, he's an autistic hitman.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.