Earlier this year, Ben Affleck starred as The Dark Knight in Batman v Superman. Now, continuing the themes of darkness, he plays a "math savant" who uses his skills as a crime accountant in the forthcoming action-thriller The Accountant and the first trailer is in!

Savant Syndrome is a condition in which a person suffering from a mental disability demonstrates abilities far superior and more profound than what is considered to be normal. In director Gavin O'Connor's latest film, The Accountant, Ben Affleck plays Christian Wolff, a "maths savant" who uses his exceptional skills as an organised crime accountant. However, as you'd expect, things soon go awry and Wolff finds himself in a spot of trouble.

Warner Bros. Pictures debuted the first trailer for the forthcoming film and it is brilliant. The trailer is only a teaser so doesn't give much - if anything - away but it does introduce us to Affleck's character and establishes his troubled past. The trailer is dark and starts slow but it builds and builds and, by the end, will leave you wanting more. So, as a trailer, job well done. Anna Kendrick and J.K Simmons also star in the film and, judging by the premise, the talent on-board and this great trailer, The Accountant is one to keep an eye out for. 

Here's the official synopsis:
Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department’s Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King (J.K. Simmons), starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk (Anna Kendrick) has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise.
With Gavin O'Connor at the helm, and starring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, Jon Bernthal, Alison Wright, John Lithgow, Jeffrey Tambor and J.K Simmons, The Accountant opens in the U.S on October 14th, 2016 before reaching us, here in the U.K, on November 4th.

Check out the trailer below:

UPDATE: The film's first poster has released:

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