Ben Affleck is currently playing The Batman, but his next gig sees him in a role that’s potentially far more prone to paper cuts – he’s up for the lead in “The Accountant” at Warner Bros. Pictures.
Affleck is in talks to star in the action thriller which Gavin O’Connor is the favorite to direct (no official offer has yet been made). Bill Dubuque (“The Judge”) penned the script about a mild-mannered accountant who moonlights as an assassin.
Stuck for several years in development, the project was at one time considered for a directorial vehicle for Mel Gibson. At another time Will Smith was attached to star.
Affleck is expected to take on the role before he directs and stars in “Live by Night” which begins filming in July next year. Kevin Scott Frakes, Lynette Howell, Raj Brinder Singh and Mark Williams are producing.