Warner Bros. Pushes Ben Affleck’s ‘The Accountant,’ ‘Live By Night’

Assassin thriller moves from January to October 2016, while the star’s next directorial effort is bumped to 2017

Last Updated: August 7, 2015 @ 11:04 AM

Warner Bros. has shuffled release dates for two Ben Affleck films, including the thriller “The Accountant” and his next directorial effort “Live By Night.”

Audiences will exclusively see him in the Batman suit until “The Accountant,” costarring Anna Kendrick, opens October 7, 2016. The prohibition drama “Live By Night,” based on a bestselling novel by Dennis Lehane, is undated and won’t hit theaters until 2017.

Directed by Gavin O’Connor, “The Accountant” portrays Affleck as an assassin by night. Lynette Howell Taylor and Mark Williams are producing.

“Live By Night,” which Affleck is also directing and producing, is set in the 1920s and follows Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent police captain, who enters the world of organized crime that takes him from Boston to Florida and Havana, Cuba.

Meanwhile, audiences will be able to see Affleck in the upcoming “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” film, set to hit theaters March 25, and “Suicide Squad,” which will be released August 5. His biggest credits include “Argo,” “Gone Girl” and “Gone Baby Gone.”

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