Ben Affleck has gotten a lot of practice when it comes to maintaining a double life in the DC Cinematic Universe, and it looks like these skills will help him as a forensic accountant who moonlights as a hitman in Gavin O’Conner’s gripping new thriller The Accountant.
A new TV spot is a quick-fire cut of tense drama and explosive action, as Affleck’s Chris Wolff is threatened by his new criminal client and has to draw on his lethal survival skills to protect his smitten new love interest (Anna Kendrick) from a host of very dangerous people.
While the idea of a ‘killer with a conscience’ is not a new cinematic plot point, what appears to set Wolff apart is his standing as a maths savant with compulsive OCD and some very intense ticks. These intriguing character traits paint the portrait of a highly unstable character who could snap at any second, making him someone you definitely don’t want to cross.
The Accountant will be released in cinemas on October 14 in the US and UK and on November 3 in Australia and New Zealand.