One of many films caught up in the fallout from the global pandemic was Paul Schrader’s latest offering The Card Counter, which saw its production halted for months as the industry adjusted to new working practices. Now that Hollywood is starting to come-to-life Focus Features has set an Autumn date for the revenge thriller and it will finally hit cinemas on September 10th, 2021.
Starring Oscar Isaac, Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan, and Willem Dafoe, The Card Counter is executive produced by Martin Scorsese, and is Schrader’s first film since his Oscar-nominated drama First Reformed.
The Card Counter follows William Tell (Isaac), a gambler and former serviceman who sets out to reform a young man seeking revenge on a mutual enemy from their past. Tell just wants to play cards. His spartan existence on the casino trail is shattered when he is approached by Cirk, a vulnerable and angry young man seeking help to execute his plan for revenge on a military colonel. Tell sees a chance at redemption through his relationship with Cirk. Gaining backing from mysterious gambling financier La Linda, Tell takes Cirk with him on the road, going from casino to casino until the unlikely trio set their sights on winning the World Series of poker in Las Vegas. But keeping Cirk on the straight-and-narrow proves impossible, dragging Tell back into the darkness of his past.
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