Ben Affleck's 'The Accountant' and 'Live by Night' Delayed

Warner Bros. has pushed back the release dates of the movies to October 7, 2016 and to a not-yet-determined date in 2017 respectively.

AceShowbiz - Two of "Ben Affleck's future films will hit theaters later than they were scheduled. Warner Bros. has pushed back the release dates for thriller "The Accountant" and Affleck's next directorial effort "Live by Night".

"The Accountant" is directed by Gavin O'Connor with Affleck starring as an accountant who moonlights as an assassin. It was going to open in U.S. theaters on January 29, 2016, but it is rescheduled for October 7, 2016 release. Affleck is joined by the likes of Anna Kendrick and J.K. Simmons. There is a speculation that the movie was pushed back to give Affleck room to finish other projects first.

Meanwhile, "Live by Night" is pushed back to an unspecified date in 2017. The movie, which was set to arrive in the U.S. on October 7, 2016, is based on Dennis Lehane's Prohibition-era crime novel. The film will chronicle a story of Joe Coughlin, the black-sheep son of a police captain who gets involved in escalating levels of organized crime. Affleck will direct and star in the movie alongside Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana and Elle Fanning.

Affleck will next be seen in next year's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" in which his character will face off against Henry Cavill's Man of Steel. He will also appear in "Suicide Squad", which will be released on August 5, 2016, alongside Margot Robbie, Jared Leto and other supervillain depicters.

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