Focus Features on Tuesday released the trailer for The Card Counter, the latest from writer-director Paul Schrader. Oscar Issac, Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan and Willem Dafoe star in the revenge thriller, which hits theaters September 10.
The trailer premiere comes after the film was selected this week for the Competition lineup at the Venice Film Festival, which runs September 1-11. Card Counter is Schrader’s follow-up to 2017’s First Reformed, which earned him an Oscar Original Screenplay nomination.
The story follows William Tell (Isaac), a military interrogator-turned-card player haunted by his past. His spartan existence on the casino trail is shattered when he is approached by Cirk (Sheridan), a vulnerable and angry young man seeking help to execute his plan for revenge on a military colonel (Dafoe) from both of their pasts. Tell sees a chance at redemption through his relationship with Cirk and takes him on the road, but keeping Cirk on the straight-and-narrow proves impossible, and Tell is dragged back into the darkness of his past. Haddish plays a mysterious backer looking to add Tell to her stable of card sharks.
Braxton Pope, Lauren Mann and David Wulf are producers. Schrader’s Taxi Driver collaborator Martin Scorsese, William Olsson, Lee Broda, Ruben Islas and Stanley Preschutti are executive producers.
Check out the trailer above.
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