Earlier today, the trailer for writer-director Paul Schrader’s upcoming pic The Card Counter was released by Focus Features, Deadline reports. Oscar Isaac, Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan, and Willem Dafoe star in this revenge thriller, which is due for theaters on September 10.
The premiere follows the selection of the film at the Competition lineup at the Venice Film Festival this week, which runs September 1-11. Card Counter marks Schrader’s first film since First Reformed (2017), which earned him an Oscar nod for Best Original Screenplay.
Deadline writes a compelling synopsis for the film: 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.
Watch the trailer below and remember to check out The Card Counter exclusively in theaters this September!