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Warner Bros has picked up the assassin thriller, "The Accountant" and production is set to begin early December in Atlanta, Georgia.
According to reports
, Warner Bros. 'The Accountant' is ramping up production in the peach state after the film was previously dropped by Sony Pictures.
George Clooney, Grant Heslov & Ben Affleck at the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles. February 24, 2013 Los Angeles, CA Picture: Paul Smith
reports that Batman will take a break from filming Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, to film a new Warner Bros. Picture called "The Accountant".
centers around a mild-mannered accountant who also works as a lethal assassin.
Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck with their Academy Awards for GOOD WILL HUNTING, 1998 (Photo Credit: Featureflash / Shutterstock.com)
The movie was in pre-production for years with Will Smith attached to star in the production, but the movie was eventually sold to Warner Bros. after Sony was unable to find the right cast and crew for the movie. Warner Bros. planned to have Mel Gibson direct the production. But, sources reveal that Gavin O'Connor the director of 'Warrior' will direct the film. Earlier this month, Variety reported that Ben Affleck was in negotiations to star in the action thriller.
Mark Williams and Lynette Howell are producing the film and Drew Crevelle and Jon Gonda will executive produce on behalf of Warner Bros.
Ben Affleck at the Los Angeles premiere of his movie "Argo" at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre, Beverly Hills. October 4, 2012 Beverly Hills, CA Picture: Paul Smith (FeatureFlash/Shutterstock)
This will be Ben Affleck's next movie following Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
. His most recent feature film, Gone Girl,
was a major hit in the box office making millions for several weeks.
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