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According to a surprise report from Deadline, Warner Bros. is pushing full steam ahead on a sequel/follow-up to 2016's surprise hit, The Accountant. A unique action thriller that I absolutely adore and pretty much fell in love with last Fall.
Screenwriter Bill Dubuque, director Gavin O’Connor and Ben Affleck are all set to return, along with the producers Lynette Howell Taylor and Mark Williams. All those deals are being worked out right now. I’m told they will then work out the beats of the story, which likely will include Jon Bernthal. We doubt Anna Kendrick's character return, but you never know, and maybe even J.K. Simmons will make the trip.
Much like writer Taylor Sheridan's Sicario (which is also getting a badass sequel, Soldado). The Accountant is one of those really well done mid-level actioners that were so prevalent in the late 80s and 90s that simply don't get made anymore.
In case you somehow missed the badass film from last year, you can check it out on Blu-ray or VOD almost anywhere, for now though enjoy the official trailer for the film below.
The Accountant 2 does not have an official release date!
Stay tuned for more news this sequel as it becomes available right here at EastCoastMovieGuys!