Jake Presley: One Step From Stardom

Lebanon teen shows his chops in 'The Accountant"

Lebanon's Jake Presley, 13, has won more than 30 world and national Taekwondo titles during his short career, but he may get his biggest kick Friday night.

That's when he pops up on the silver screen in the new Ben Affleck thriller, "The Accountant,"

Seth Lee portrays Affleck's character as a youngster. Presley portrays a younger version of another major character and appears in four scenes.

"He is very protective of his brother, and the scenes I do with Seth are very emotional," said Presley, a home-schooled eighth-grader. "I have not seen the movie yet, but I have heard from Seth that it is very good. We're in one big fight scene and one small one."

The teenage stuntman-actor worked on the set of "The Accountant" in Atlanta for a month in the spring of 2015.

While he didn't get cozy with any of the top names, he reported, "I saw a bunch of big stars like Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons and Jon Bernthal, who plays in 'Daredevil' [TV series] and as the main bad guy in 'The Walking Dead.' He and I talked about my family and his family and martial arts and about our roles in the film. It was very cool."

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