Ben Affleck’s ‘The Accountant 2’ Heads To Amazon As Plot Details Are Revealed

After the failure of Live by Night, Ben Affleck began to separate himself from Warner Bros., which had been his home for years. His next directorial effort, Air, was released through Amazon, becoming a critical favorite in the process. And now Affleck is moving one of his most successful franchises, a sequel to The Accountant, from Warner Bros. to Amazon, as well.

The Accountant 2 is finally moving forward after years of talk but very little progress. Affleck and his Artists Equity production banner will team with Amazon Studios/MGM to release the film as a Prime Video exclusive. The film made $155M in theaters and was the most-rented movie of the year, so it’s a bit surprising that it won’t have a theatrical component now.

Affleck is set to return as the killer numbers dude, Christian Wolff, and he’ll be joined by returning director Gavin O’Connor and screenwriter Bill Dubuque. JK Simmons, Jon Bernthal, and Cynthia Addai-Robinson will also come back to co-star, but no Anna Kendrick.

Here’s the official synopsis for The Accountant 2: When her former boss is killed by unknown assassins, Treasury Agent Marybeth Medina (Addai-Robinson) is forced to contact Christian Wolff (Affleck) to solve the murder. With the help of his estranged but highly lethal brother Brax (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.

Travis Hopson
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