Sarà Oscar Isaac ad interpretare il ruolo principale nel prossimo scritto e diretto da Paul Schrader, intitolato The Card Counter e ambientato nel mondo del gioco d’azzardo, a Las Vegas.
Secondo Variety che ha annucniato per primo la notizia “William Tell (Oscar 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”.
Produce Braxton Pope con Lauren Mann.
HanWay Films venderà il film per la distribuzione al prossimo American Film Market: Schrader ha confermato il direttore della fotografia Alexander Dynan e il montatore Benjamin Rodriguez Jr, con lui per First Reformed.
Gabrielle Stewart della HanWay ha dichiarato: “Schrader is a master of economical and cinematic story-telling. 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.”
Le riprese dovrebbero cominciare all’inizio del 2020.