Saturday, April 20, 2024

Ben Affleck Post Batman and “Air” will Produce and Star in “The Accountant 2” for His Own Company and MGM


Ben Affleck has made a big deal for Artists Equity, the company he runs with Matt Damon.

They’ve acquired the rights from Warner Ben’s previous hit, “The Accountant,” for a sequel. “The Accountant 2” will come from Amazon MGM, the same studio that gave us “Air,” Ben’s hit from this past year.

Gavin O’Connor will direct Ben, JK Simmons, Jon Bernthal, and Cynthia Addai-Robinson in a new tale described below:

“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 aliveā€”all intent on putting a stop to their search.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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