‘The Accountant,’ ‘Money Monster,’ and ‘Free State of Jones’ Debut New Images

     December 30, 2015


Batman v Superman isn’t the only movie Ben Affleck has coming up in 2016. The newly minted Bruce Wayne stars alongside Anna Kendrick, Jon Bernthal, and J.K. Simmons in The Accountant from director Gavin O’Connor. Amid other first looks at next year’s cinematic roster, EW revealed a new still featuring Affleck and Kendrick crunching some numbers — and it comes with additional new looks at Money Monster and The Free State of Jones.

The Accountant features Kendrick as a clerk who blows the whistle on her robotics company after she stumbles upon some shady financial business. “I don’t normally play the romantic leading lady,” said Kendrick of her role, later explaining how she based the character on her mom. “She’s an accountant, so I actually had her go through the script with me and explain the math. Not a bad ROI, right?”


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In addition, EW revealed two new stills from thriller Money Monster, directed by Jodie Foster and starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts. The story centers on Lee Gates (Clooney), a financial guru who runs a Wolf of Wall Street-esque scam on a television show that gets people to pursue bad investments. It all comes back to bite him in the ass when one angry investor (Unbroken star Jack O’Connell) holds Gates hostage on his TV set and demands answers.

Elsewhere, Matthew McConaughey may not be interested in starring in Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, but he’ll appear in The Free State of Jones. The post-Civil War period piece, directed by Gary Ross (The Hunger Games), sees the Oscar winner as a Mississippi farmer leading a rebellion in the South. McConaughey said:

“It’s a story about America and its relation with the individual and freedom. The period of Reconstruction following the Civil War is still under construction today. Why we were divided by race instead of being united by class didn’t make sense to Newt Knight back then, and it wouldn’t make sense to him today.”

The Account arrives in theaters on October 7th, and Money Monster and The Free State of Jones drop on May 13th.


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