Ben Affleck's most underrated movie is now on Netflix (and there will soon be a sequel)

The Accountant is now available on Netflix with a sequel also in the works!
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Ben Affleck has been a prominent figure in the film industry for more than three decades, and now, one of his most underrated movie gems, The Accountant, has not only found its way onto Netflix but has also claimed the top spot on the streaming giant's movie list! 

Despite its initial release in 2016, this action thriller, directed by Gavin O'Connor, continues to captivate viewers with its gripping story! The film follows Ben Affleck's character Christian Wolff, an autistic mathematical genius navigating the world of forensic accounting for criminal organizations. The official synopsis, as per IMDb, reads:

"As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities, and the body count starts to rise."


Alongside Ben Affleck, the film boasts a stellar cast including Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, and Jeffrey Tambor, who all lend their exceptional talent to the intriguing story.

And now, eight years after its initial release, The Accountant is gearing up for a sequel! Join us as we reveal everything we know about the upcoming release, from its production status and release to its cast and more, we have all the juicy details below!

The Accountant 2: What's the latest update?

After years of development, back in September 2021, director Gavin O'Connor announced during an interview with ReelBlend that Warner Bros. Pictures (the studio behind the original 2016 film) had officially given the green light to a sequel to The Accountant. Now, fast forward to 2024, and it seems the gears are finally turning!

According to reports, The Accountant 2 is currently in pre-production, with principal photography kicking off in March 2024. The film is being brought to life by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon's production company Artists Equity, and will be distributed by Amazon MGM Studios.

What will The Accountant 2 be about?

Anna Kendrick, Ben Affleck, Cynthia Addai-Robinson
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While specific plot details are still under wraps, a synopsis for the highly anticipated film has surfaced ahead of its release. As per Cinema Blend, it reads:

"When her former boss is killed by unknown assassins, Treasury Agent Marybeth Medina (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) is forced to contact Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) to solve the murder. With the help of his estranged but highly lethal brother Brax (Jon Bernthal), Chris applies his brilliant mind and less-than-legal methods to piece together the unsolved puzzle. As they get closer to the truth, the trio draw the attention of some of the most ruthless killers alive—all intent on putting a stop to their search."

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Who is the cast of The Accountant 2?

Ben Affleck
Premiere Of Warner Bros Pictures' "The Accountant" - Arrivals / Frederick M. Brown/GettyImages

While the full cast list has yet to be revealed, there are a few actors who have already been confirmed for the sequel. According to reports, the confirmed cast members for The Accountant 2 are:

  • Ben Affleck as Christian Wolff, the lead character and autistic forensic accountant
  • Jon Bernthal as Brax Wolff, Christian's estranged but highly skilled brother
  • J.K. Simmons as Raymond "Ray" King, the Director of the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
  • Cynthia Addai-Robinson as Marybeth Medina, a Treasury agent tasked with uncovering Christian's identity

When is The Accountant 2 out?

Unfortunately as of April 1, 2024, The Accountant 2 does not have an official release date. That being said, the movie is expected to come out sometime in mid-to-late 2025, or even later. This is because a major film like this typically takes around 18 months for production and post-production to be completed.

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