Is Jon Bernthal Looking for an ‘Accountant’?

by: Scott Stanikmas

First there were rumblings that J.K. Simmons and Anna Kendrick were being sought after for roles in the new Ben Affleck vehicle The Accountant. Now The Wrap has said sources at Warner Bros have informed them that Jon Bernthal is being eyed for a possible part.

Bernthal has been having one hell of a career these past few years. A couple of season on the hit TV show The Walking Dead, a starring role in Frank Darabont’s television mini-series Mob City, and roles in such acclaimed Hollywood hits as The Wolf Of Wall Street and Fury have put the actor on the map.

These rumors come hot on the tail of Bernthal stumbling on not confirming or denying that he may be up for a role in David Ayer’s upcoming Suicide Squad movie.

It’s been said that Ben Affleck is quite the fan of Bernthal and the actor is even under consideration for the next Affleck project after this, the Warner Bros crime drama Live By Night.

The Accountant is the story of a mild mannered accountant who moonlights as a deadly hit man. Gavin O’Connor, director of the powerful MMA film Warrior is set to direct. Production is supposed to start sometime in January.