Affleck & O’Connor Returning for THE ACCOUNTANT Sequel

Ben Affleck’s autistic assassin is set to return with Deadline hearing word that Warner Bros. has set in motion plans to reunite Affleck and director Gavin O’Connor for a sequel to the 2016 hit ‘The Accountant.’

The original starred Affleck as Christian Wolff, a math savant with high-functioning autism who works as a forensic accountant and un-cooks the books for unsavoury criminal organizations under the glare of law enforcement. When he is hired by new client (played by John Lithgow) to investigate a potential fraud committed in his company Christian finds himself in danger, with the Treasury Department closing in.

Screenwriter Bill Dubuque and producers Lynette Howell Taylor and Mark Williams are all working out deals to return. No word if Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons or Cynthia Addai-Robinson will return.