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Ben Affleck in talks to star in The Accountant sequel

27 June 2017

The original was about a math genius with high-functioning autism (played by Affleck) who secretly worked as an accountant for criminals looking to make their work appear legitimate, along with a lucrative side hustle as an assassin. But when law enforcement begins closing in, they discover this accountant is much more deadly than he seems.

Given the poor reception to Batman v Superman, not to mention the Sadfleck phenomenon, it looked like Ben Affleck's days as the Dark Knight might be short-lived.

The studio is also in negotiations to bring back screenwriter Bill Dubuque, director Gavin O'Connor, and producers Lynette Howell Taylor and Mark Williams for the untitled project.

In addition to Affleck, the film starred Anna Kendrick. With a Treasury agent (J.K. Simmons) hot on his heels, Christian takes on a state-of-the-art robotics company as a legitimate client. It pulled in $86 million domestically on a budget of $44 million, plus another $68 million globally. It earned $155 million globally.

He will next be seen in the Warners' November superhero release, Justice League, which is now undergoing re-shoots with Joss Whedon after he took over directorial duties for Zach Snyder.

Ben Affleck's 2016 action/drama vehicle The Accountant was a odd beast; the story of an autistic math savant (Affleck) who also happened to be one of the most lethal assassins on the the planet.

O'Connor is preparing to direct a film called Father Daughter Time: A Tale of Armed Robbery and Eskimo Kisses which was originally going to be the directorial debut of Affleck's friend and frequent cohort, Matt Damon. Consequently, Bernthal is also reportedly in talks to return alongside Affleck for the sequel.

Ben Affleck in talks to star in The Accountant sequel