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Watch Ben Affleck play the perfect accountant/secret assassin in The Accountant

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 May 2016, 14:11 IST

The trailer of The Accountant opens with a non-caped Ben Affleck looking nowhere with a deadpan expression. Ben, who is quite possibly still reeling from the reviews of Batman v Superman: The Dawn of Justice, is returning with a psychological trailer.

Radiohead plays in the background as a doctor/psychologist informs Affleck's father that he is an extraordinary child. "..he has more in common with Einstein, Mozart and Picasso than he has with us," he tells the worried father. A flash-forward cuts to Ben writing digits frantically on a glass wall - an accountant by day - and then shooting someone - an assassin by night.

Somehow the trailer's beginning gives a superhuman-ish feel. A special child with extraordinary abilities. As the father counsels his son, telling him he's different, and that 'difference scares people', you feel a cape or two coming up next. "You think if you don't fight back, they'll like you, stop picking on you, calling you a freak. Victim or not, make a decision," Ben's father tells him.

And he does. He gets out of the car they're sitting in and beats some men up. Oh, joy.

Directed by Gavin O'Connor, and starring a bewildered Anna Kendrick, a feisty-looking JK Simmons, Jon Bernthal and Jon Lithgow, the film releases on 14 October, 2016.

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Edited by Abha Srivastava

First published: 14 May 2016, 14:11 IST
 
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