He's returning to bust a CPA in your ass.
Fans of the crime-thriller The Accountant will be glad to know that Warner Bros. is moving ahead with plans for a sequel. The 2016 film starred Ben Affleck as a forensic accountant with autism, tracking insider financial deceptions for numerous criminal enterprises. But when a new client puts him in danger, he reveals just how resourceful he truly is, highlighting his skills as an assassin. The film also starred Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal and Cynthia Addai-Robinson.
Affleck will return for the sequel, along with screenwriter Bill Dubuque, director Gavin O' Connor and producers Lynette Howell Taylor and Mark Williams. According to Deadline, those deals are currently being worked out, after which they will then move onto working out the story itself. Moreover, despite the fact that Bernthal hasn't been announced as a returning cast member yet, the story will likely involve his character, as he was prominently featured in the final act of the original film.
A Worthy Sequel To The Hit Thriller
The Accountant isn't necessarily the type of film you would expect Warner Bros. to announce a sequel for, but despite mixed reviews, the film managed to gross $155 million worldwide on a budget of $44 million. It was an original, unusual crime-thriller, and turned into quite the hit. Thus, given the star-studded cast and the potential room to expand the story, it's no surprise that the studio wants to franchise it.
Furthermore, the fact that Affleck, O' Connor and Dubuque are all returning for the sequel suggests that Warner Bros. has a lot of faith in the project. In the past, we have seen moderately successful films followed up by less-than-stellar sequels without the involvement of the original team. But thankfully, that won't be the case here.
Affleck may be busy starring as Batman in the DCEU, but it's good to know that everyone's favorite accountant will be making a comeback sooner rather than later.
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