The Accountant- Title of a Movie, can you believe it?

Finally, we have a movie about Accountants and the dangers that most accountants face on a daily basis. I have seen over a dozen of films and series about Doctors and Lawyers but can’t remember seeing any movie or series about accountants.
This movie is set to be released on the 14 of October 2016. Ben Affleck featured in this much anticipated crime related thriller.
I will update this post after i have seen the movie. I hope it does not further tarnish the image of accountancy.
Watch the trailers on these youtube videos below or from their website www.accountantmovie.com

 

 

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