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Ben Affleck thriller 'The Accountant' books January release date

Warner Bros. has announced release dates for 'The Accountant,' 'Arms and the Dudes' and 'Project XX'

Ben Affleck's action-thriller "The Accountant" now has a release date on the books. The film about a brilliant bean counter who moonlights as a contract killer will hit theaters Jan. 29, Warner Bros. announced Tuesday.

Marking Affleck's first big-screen appearance since "Gone Girl," "The Accountant" is directed by Gavin O'Connor ("Warrior") from an original screenplay by Bill DuBuque ("The Judge"). Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons and Jon Bernthal also star.

Jan. 29 now stands as an sibling showdown, because brother Casey Affleck's Coast Guard thriller "The Finest Hours" is also set to bow along with the animated sequel "Kung Fu Panda 3."

To make room for "The Accountant," Warner Bros. moved an untitled New Line horror film up one week, to Jan. 22.

The studio also staked out release dates for "Arms and the Dudes" and "Project XX." The former, a fact-based comedy starring Jonah Hill and Miles Teller as Miami stoners who become arms dealers, will open March 11. The latter, a sequel to the 2012 found-footage party movie "Project X," is due Aug. 19, 2016.

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