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- Gavin O'Connor
Ben Affleck may once again be picking up a graphing calculator and a gun.
Warner Bros. is working on a sequel to the 2016 crime-thriller The Accountant, EW has confirmed. Affleck, original screenwriter Bill Dubuque, and director Gavin O’Connor are all in talks to return for the new film.
The original Accountant starred Affleck as Christian Wolff, an CPA with autism who moonlights as a forensic accountant and sometimes hitman for notorious crime lords and shadowy organizations. It raked in $155 million worldwide on a $44 million budget.
“It was a part that I didn’t think people would see coming,” Affleck told EW last year. “I thought, this movie could look like a lot of other genre action movies, but when you went and saw it, you get something a lot more interesting and layered. He’s a very distinct and unusual character — a little bit different than your average, everyday person in the way he processes information and social thinking, and the way he sees numbers and logic, and that he’s trapped a little bit in his own mind.”
According to Deadline, which first reported the news, the sequel will also probably include Jon Bernthal, who played a key role in the original.
Affleck can next be seen as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Justice League, which is scheduled to hit theaters on Nov. 17.