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Warner Bros. Developing ‘THE ACCOUNTANT’ Sequel

June 26, 2017

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Warner Bros. Pictures has announced that they are developing a sequel for The Accountant. Director Gavin O’Connor and screenwriter Bill Dubuque and star Ben Affleck are in talks and are expected to return. Jon Bernthal is also expected to return as well.

When Connor spoke to ComingSoon he was optimistic about the chances of having a sequel saying:

“There’s more to be explored with this character. What excites me is that, most franchises are IPs that people know about. Books or comic books and super heroes. This is entirely original and that’s what I love about it. This is sort of his origin story. Even though no one has a comic book to read or a book to read or a graphic novel. This is all brand new for everybody. If it works and people want it and there’s an appetite for it, there’s more stories to be told.”

In the original film, Christian Wolff (Affleck) plays 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 Jean Smart, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Jeffrey Tambor and John Lithgow. It pulled in $155 million worldwide on a modest budget.

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