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‘The Accountant’ trailer puts guns and money in Ben Affleck’s hands

The certainty of nothing except death and taxes is a frequently referenced adage, and in the upcoming film The Accountant, Ben Affleck embodies a character that spends much of his time dealing with — and apparently dishing out — both elements. And thanks to Warner Bros. Pictures, we now have another look at the October movie.

The new trailer puts Affleck front and center as a brilliant mathematician who has translated his talent into a job managing the assets of some of the world’s most dangerous criminals, only to find himself targeted when he gets caught up in a new client’s scheme — one that involves an accounting clerk played by Academy Award nominee Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect).

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Directed by Warrior filmmaker Gavin O’Connor, The Accountant also stars Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), Jon Bernthal (Daredevil), Cynthia Addai-Robinson (Arrow), Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development), and John Lithgow (3rd Rock from the Sun). Simmons plays the head of the Treasury Department’s Crime Enforcement Division, who makes Affleck’s accountant character the focus of a far-reaching investigation.

The script for The Accountant was penned by Bill Dubuque, who wrote the 2014 drama The Judge. It was one of the screenplays featured in the 2011 edition of “The Blacklist” — the annual list of the most popular screenplays that have yet to be turned into a movie.

The Accountant hits theaters October 14.