The Ac­coun­tant

Malta Independent - - CINEMA -

Os­car win­ner Ben Af­fleck (‘Argo,’ ‘Bat­man v Su­per­man: Dawn of Jus­tice’) stars in the ti­tle role of ‘The Ac­coun­tant,’ from di­rec­tor Gavin O’Con­nor (‘Mir­a­cle,’ ‘Pride and Glory,’ ‘War­rior’).

Chris­tian Wolff (Af­fleck) is a math sa­vant with more affin­ity for num­bers than peo­ple. Be­hind the cover of a small-town CPA of­fice, he works as a free­lance ac­coun­tant for some of the world’s most dan­ger­ous crim­i­nal or­ga­ni­za­tions. With the Trea­sury Depart­ment’s Crime En­force­ment Divi­sion, run by Ray King (J.K. Sim­mons), start­ing to close in, Chris­tian takes on a le­git­i­mate client: a state-of-theart

robotics com­pany where an ac­count­ing clerk (Anna Ken­drick) has dis­cov­ered a dis­crep­ancy in­volv­ing mil­lions of dol­lars. But as Chris­tian un-cooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise.

‘The Ac­coun­tant’ also stars Os­car nom­i­nee Anna Ken­drick (‘Up in the Air,’ the ‘Pitch Per­fect’ films), Os­car win­ner J.K. Sim­mons (‘Whiplash,’ the ‘Spi­der-Man’ films), Jon Bern­thal (‘Fury,’ ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’), Jean Smart (TV’s ‘Fargo,’ ‘24’), and Cyn­thia Ad­dai-Robin­son (‘Star Trek: Into Dark­ness’), with Jeffrey Tam­bor

(TV’s ‘Trans­par­ent,’ ‘The Han­gover’ films) and two-time Os­car nom­i­nee John Lith­gow (‘Terms of En­dear­ment,’ ‘The World Ac­cord­ing to Garp’).

O’Con­nor di­rected the film from a screen­play by Bill Dubuque (‘The Judge’). The film was pro­duced by Mark Wil­liams and Lynette How­ell Tay­lor, with O’Con­nor, Jamie Pa­tri­cof and Marty Ewing serv­ing as ex­ec­u­tive pro­duc­ers.

The be­hind-the-scenes cre­ative team in­cluded two-time Os­carnom­i­nated di­rec­tor of pho­tog­ra­phy Sea­mus McGar­vey (‘Anna Karen­ina,’ ‘Atone­ment’), pro­duc­tion

de­signer Keith Cun­ning­ham, Os­car-nom­i­nated edi­tor Richard Pear­son (‘United 93’), cos­tume de­signer Nancy Steiner, and Os­car-nom­i­nated com­poser Mark Isham (‘War­rior,’ ‘A River Runs Through It’).

Warner Bros. Pictures presents an Elec­tric City En­ter­tain­ment/Zero Grav­ity Man­age­ment Pro­duc­tion, a Gavin O’Con­nor Film, ‘The Ac­coun­tant.’ The film will be dis­trib­uted by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. En­ter­tain­ment Com­pany.

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