The first installment to the American action-thriller The Accountant was released in 2016 by instantly becoming a smashing hit. Hence, it was a no-brainer to wait for the second edition. However, no official updates about the same were shared in the last five years but just the talks that eventually didn’t work out until now, when the rumors of Ben Affleck and Jon Bernthal coming again for the second part directed by Gavin O’Connor have surfaced and aroused much-awaited curiosity among the fans.
Initially, there were possibilities for the second part to be launched in the form of a TV show, but the idea of the same got smashed, and instead, a movie remake was finalized. The news for the updated sequel was shared by the director O’Connor in the CinemaBlend’s ReelBlend podcast and explained that the reason to confirm the second part was to pave the way for making a trilogy.
However, no official news has been released about the story, cast, and release date for the second installment, but the reprised roles of Ben Affleck and Jon Bernthal are on the cards.
The Storyline So Far
The Accountants is the story written by Bill Dubuque, which consists of Ben Affleck as Christian Wolff, who has high-functioning autism. He is a good forensic accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminals during the daytime and a killer of people at night. Jon Bernthal essayed the role of an unknown hitman who targets rude billionaires and later turns out to be the long-lost brother Braxton of Christian Wolff.
The updated sequel will primarily focus on the character of Jon Bernthal, as confirmed by the director himself. However, the downside of making the sequel for The Accountant has put it to the priority of director O’Connor over the sequel of The Way Back, also starring Ben Affleck, which has been delayed for the time being.
The Cast of the Accountant
- Ben Affleck as Christian Wolf
- Jon Bernthal as Braxton
- Anna Kendrick as Dana Cummings
- Cynthia Addai-Robinson as Marybeth Medina
- J.K Simmons as Raymond
- John Lithgow as Lamar Blackburn
- Jeffrey Tambor as Francis Silverberg
It can be expected for some of the major actors to make a return in the second part. However, it is just a prediction as of now.
But as of now, the eager audience would have to wait for the second edition to premiere due to the Covid-19 situation halting the shooting schedules.