Deadline is reporting that Oscar Isaac is set to star in The Card Counter, a revenge feature from Oscar-nominated writer-director Paul Schrader (First Reformed).
The feature will see Isaac as William Tell, “a gambler and former serviceman who sets out to reform a young man seeking revenge on a mutual enemy from their past.”
“Schrader is a master of economical and cinematic story-telling,” said HanWay Films managing director Gabrielle Stewart. “This is essentially an unlikely and surprising three-hander that weaves together the entertaining world of gambling; a potent and personal revenge thriller; unafraid to ask some extremely current and uncomfortable questions. Isaac’s Tell is set to be a modern, iconic anti-hero, unmistakably drawn by this genius screenwriter.”
Isaac returns to the big screen this December, reprising his role as Resistance hero Poe Dameron in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and recently wrapped production on another hotly-anticipated sci-fi epic in Legendary Pictures and director Denis Villeneuve’s Dune.