Golden Globe-winning actor Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn David, Ex Machina, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker) has signed on to star in a revenge thriller entitled The Card Counter, from writer and director Paul Schrader, known for writing Taxi Driver and Raging Bull. Here’s the synopsis provided by Variety:
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.
This sounds like a fascinating film, with a fantastic star and writer/director on board. Does this sound like a film you’d be interested in?