First look–He’s quirky, he’s ruthless, he’s… The Accountant?

Affleck as The Accountant

So who is he?

The Accountant.

Like a CPA accountant?

Not quite.

We’d seen a first preview for The Accountant several months ago that was not as well crafted as the latest trailer for this intriguing movie.  You can’t help but get a little uncomfortable–The message can’t possibly be “Hey, parents of autistic children, your child may be able to grow up to be so autonomous that he can be a successful criminal,” right?

You also probably can’t help compare at least the first part of the trailer to the subject of Ben Affleck and old pal Matt Damon’s first major work, their Oscar-winning writing gig for Good Will Hunting–another flick about a socially awkward genius.

Accountant Affleck movie poster

Yet it looks plenty fun, another grim Affleck role where he gets to shoot people as in The Town, and JK Simmons playing that guy we’ve seen in The Closer and all those insurance commercials.  The Accountant also stars Anna Kendrick, Jeffrey Tambor, and John Lithgow.

Here’s the new trailer for The Accountant:

Look for The Accountant in theaters October 14, 2016.

C.J. Bunce

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