“The Card Counter”, the new film where Oscar Isaac is the protagonist and which is about poker that can be found in casumo casino, will premiere at the festivals in September.
Oscar Isaac, an American of Guatemalan origin, is known for participating in the “Star Wars” saga, as well as for films such as “The Most Violent Year” or “Ex machina”.
Now he will play William Tell, an experienced card player who despite avoiding all kinds of problems is involved in a revenge of an innocent young man named Cirk.
Tell understands the situation as an opportunity to redeem himself by keeping Cirk away from his desires, but he drags a past that weighs on him and will not give him respite to the point of returning to the darkest moment of his life.
The script for the film was written by Paul Schrader, known as one of the great writers of cinema. Taxi Driver, Wild Bull and the Last Temptation of Christ, among others, were films that came out of his pencil.
The film is also executive produced by Martin Scorsese, who has worked on several feature films with Schrader. Combination that has left several cult films.
Actors Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan, and Willem Dafoe round out the main cast.
“The Card Counter” is the second part of “First Reformed,” an Oscar-nominated drama that starred Ethan Hawke.
The film began filming in early 2020, but had to stop due to the pandemic. Then filming resumed to wrap up last summer.
The film is currently in post-production and is expected to open in the United States on September 10. However, it is possible that it will premiere earlier at the Venice, Toronto and San Sebastian film festivals.
On the other hand, right now there is no date on its arrival in theaters in Spain, although it is known that the one in charge of its distribution will be Universal Pictures.
It is more than certain that the production company Focus Features will do everything possible so that “The Card Counter” enters the different industry competitions in 2022. A great opportunity for Paul Schrader and Oscar Isaac to keep a statuette.
Oscar Isaac’s future projects
While waiting for the premiere of “The Card Counter”, the American actor is already working on new projects and has other schedules on his agenda.
For example, Oscar Isacc is in the process of filming “Moon Knight,” a new movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In the same way, he is expected to participate in projects such as “Dune”, “Big gold brick” and in the miniseries “Scenes from a marriage”.
Likewise, Oscar Isaac will be the voice of one of the characters in the animated film “The Addams Family 2”.
Then, he is expected to participate in “Armaggedon Time” and “Metal gear solid”, an adaptation of the popular video game that marked the lives of many young people.