The Accountant 2: Amazon Strikes Major Blow to WB, Snatches Away Ben Affleck’s Sequel After Securing Jennifer Lopez’s Passion Project

The Accountant 2 has Moved Studios As It Will Now Be Made at Amazon MGM Studios

The Accountant 2: Amazon Strikes Major Blow to WB, Snatches Away Ben Affleck’s Sequel After Securing Jennifer Lopez’s Passion Project


  • Ben Affleck's The Accountant sequel has moved to Amazon MGM despite a long-term working relationship with Warner Bros.
  • Affleck's The Accountant 2 was in development at Warner Bros. Studios since 2017, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
  • This is the fourth collaboration between Ben Affleck and Matt Damon's Artists Equity and Amazon MGM.
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There is an update on The Accountant 2, the sequel to The Accountant, released in 2016, starring Ben Affleck. The original film saw Affleck play the role of a highly skilled certified public accountant (CPA) on the autism spectrum who goes by the name Christian Wolff. In the movie, Wolff is a forensic accountant for criminal organizations.


Upon finding inconsistencies in a legitimate robotics company, Wolff has to navigate through a perilous network of deception while simultaneously trying to be ahead of not only the law but also his criminal clients. The sequel to this crime-action thriller has found a new home.

Ben Affleck in a still from The Accountant
Ben Affleck in a still from The Accountant

The Accountant 2 is No Longer Being Made at Warner Bros.

In 2017, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Warner Bros. is going to make a sequel to The Accountant. The lead actor in the movie Ben Affleck has been working with Warner Bros. for a long time now. The studio made his critically acclaimed movie Argo, which won the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Film Editing.

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Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick in The Accountant

At the time, it was reported that Gavin O’Connor would be returning as the director. While there have been no changes regarding this, the movie has reportedly (via The Hollywood Reporter) moved studios as it is now going to be made at Amazon MGM Studios.

The casting process has also been going on for a while now as J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, and Cynthia Addai-Robinson will be reprising their roles from the original movie. However, Anna Kendrick will not be making a comeback for the sequel.

According to sources, this massive move from Warner Bros. to Amazon MGM seems to have happened last summer when the actors’ and writers’ strikes were in full force. The Warner Bros. studios’ priorities seem to have changed since David Zaslav started heading the conglomerate in 2022. Back when HBO Max’s streaming service was launched, features with such big names attached were a priority for the studios.


Ben Affleck’s The Accountant 2 Will Be the Fourth Collaboration Between Artists Equity and Amazon MGM

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Ben Affleck in The Accountant

Both Ben Affleck and his wife Jennifer Lopez have previously worked with Amazon MGM through the former’s artists-led production company Artists Equity he founded with best friend and A-list celebrity Matt Damon.

The Accountant 2 will mark the fourth collaboration from the growing Artists Equity and Amazon MGM partnership. The previous three collaborations are Golden Globe-nominated sports marketing drama Air, Jennifer Lopez’s chart-topping documentary The Greatest Love Story Never Told, and the upcoming movie Unstoppable, based on the true story of wrestler Anthony Robles.

Artists Equity will produce The Accountant 2 with 51 Entertainment’s Lynette Howell Taylor, and Mark Williams. Artists Equity’s Dani Bernfeld, Kevin Halloran, Michael Joe, and Alison Winter will work as executive producers on the movie. Other executive producers include Scott Lastaiti and Jamie Patricof.


The Accountant is available for streaming on Apple TV+.


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