The Accountant is an upcoming 2016 American action thriller film directed by Gavin O’Connor and written by Bill Dubuque, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film stars Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor and John Lithgow. The film is set to be released on October 14, 2016.
Christian “Chris” Wolff is a math savant and forensic accountant who has more affinity for numbers than he has for people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance sleeper assassin for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department’s CED (Crime Enforcement Division) starting to close in on him, Wolff takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian un-cooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise.
On November 12, 2014, Variety reported that Anna Kendrick was in early talks to co-star along with Affleck. Later that day, J.K. Simmons was also in talks to join the cast of the film. On November 14, 2014, Jon Bernthal was in talks to join the cast of the film. On January 6, 2015, Variety reported actress Cynthia Addai-Robinson was added to the cast. On January 14, 2015, Jeffrey Tambor was added to the cast of the film, with the addition of John Lithgow on the same day.
Filming began on January 19, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. From March 16-20, filming was taking place at Georgia Institute of Technology.