Ben Affleck may have found his first co-star for “The Accountant” with actress Anna Kendrick in early negotiations to join the assassin thriller, sources confirm to Variety.
Gavin O’Connor (“Warrior”) will direct the Warner Bros. pic, which begins production in January. J.K. Simmons is also in talks to join the cast.
Based on an original script by Bill Dubuque, “The Accountant” centers on a mild-mannered accountant (Affleck) who moonlights as a lethal assassin.
It’s unknown whom Kendrick would play in the film.
Mark Williams and Lynette Howell are producing the “The Accountant”, which Drew Crevello and Jon Gonda will oversee for WB.
Affleck, who recently starred in “Gone Girl,” is currently filming the last scenes for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” in Michigan. “The Accountant” is his next feature before returning to the director’s chair in July for “Live by Night.”
Kendrick can next be seen in Disney’s “Into the Woods” as Cinderella. She is also in negotiations on a few other 2015 projects though sources couldn’t confirm what those films were.
The “Up in the Air” actress has already had a busy year having finished production the sequel to Universal’s “Pitch Perfect,” along with “The Hollars” with Sharlto Copley and “Mr. Right” with Sam Rockwell.
She is repped by CAA and attorney Todd Rubenstein.
Warner Bros. had no comment on this story.
We have additional “Into The Woods” production stills and posters & key-arts in our gallery.
Into the Woods (2014) > Posters & Key-Art
Into the Woods (2014) > Production Stills
We have added the digital magazine scans of Entertainment Weekly’s “Into The Woods” special in our gallery. Many thanks to Claudia for donating these.
Scans in 2014 > Oct | Entertainment Weekly (October 31, 2014)
New York Times’ Vulture announced their annual Most Valuable Stars list and Anna made it onto the list for the first time!
|Anna Kendrick – The Songbird
It’s rare these days that a young actress gets to lead a film franchise with no YA link, but Kendrick’s managed the unlikely task thanks to the sleeper hit Pitch Perfect, which will be sequelized next May. Unafraid to carve out a niche as a musical ingenue, she’ll also warble in this winter’s star-packed Into the Woods, and she was fabulous, too, in the romantic musical tragedy The Last 5 Years, which the Weinsteins will perversely distribute on Valentine’s Day.
Rank Compared to 2012: New to the list
Domestic Box Office: $35,014,192
Overseas Box Office: $14,881,113
Studio Value: 4
Oscars: 0 Wins, 1 Nom
Critics’ Score: 69
Twitter Mentions: 2,094
Tabloid Value: 7
Deadline is reporting that Tim Roth and rapper RZA have joined Anna and Sam Rockwell in “Mr. Right“. The production will start next week in New Orleans.
Tim Roth is the latest major casting piece to fall into place for Mr. Right, the action-comedy-romance being helmed by Paco Cabezas (Neon Flesh) from a Max Landis script. Sam Rockwell and Anna Kendrick lead the story of a woman whose unlucky streak in love seemingly ends when she meets the perfect guy, who turns out to be a hitman. Rapper RZA recently joined the cast as a rival marksman and Roth will play Hopper, Mr. Right’s former mentor turned nemesis, as filming commences next week in New Orleans. Amasia Entertainment’s Michael Helfant and Bradley Gallo are producing with Circle of Confusion’s Lawrence Mattis and Rick Jacobs. Stephen Emery and Landis are exec producers. Roth’s recent films include Grace of Monaco and Arbitrage, and the Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs thesp will next appear in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming Western The Hateful Eight, MLK drama Selma, and Michel Franco’s Chronic. He’s repped by CAA and Markham, Froggatt and Irwin in the UK.
We have added the portraits of Anna during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. Sorry for the delay on these but we forgot to add them before. Many thanks to our friends Luciana and Claudia for their donations!
Photoshoots in 2014 > Session 20: Toronto Portraits Set #001
Photoshoots in 2014 > Session 21: Toronto ‘Cake’ Portraits
Photoshoots in 2014 > Session 22: Toronto Portraits Set #002
Photoshoots in 2014 > Session 23: Toronto ‘Cake’ THR Portraits
Anna and co-star Jeremy Jordan sat down with Entertainment Tonight Canada during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival to promote “The Last 5 Years“. We have added the images in our gallery and the interview can be found in our video archive.
Appearances in 2014 > Sep 10 | 2014 Toronto International Film Festival – Entertainment Tonight Canada
The Last Five Years > ET Canada TIFF 2014
September 27th, 2014 · Mr Right
· By Lindsey
Production Casting is reporting that “Mr. Right” will start production in New Orleans next month and they are currently looking for crew members.
“Mr. Right starring Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell ramps up production in New Orleans.
According to the Louisiana Film Commission, filming for the upcoming feature film, “Mr. Right” will start filming from October 13th until late November in New Orleans.
The script, written by “Chronicle” screenwriter Max Landis, centers on a woman who has had bad luck finding love until she meets Mr. Right, who turns out to be a reformed hit man, according to Variety.
“Mr. Right” is produced by Amasia Entertainment’s Michael Helfant and Bradley Gallo and Circle of Confusion’s Lawrence Mattis and Rick Jacobs.
Producers are also hiring crew members to work on the upcoming feature film. To apply please send resumes to email@example.com
Ellen’s very own Jeannie went to check things out on the set of the follow-up to the musical hit!