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The Card Counter Movie Trailer and Poster

Focus Features has released the official trailer and poster for The Card Counter movie, opening in theaters on September 10, 2021. You can watch the trailer using the player below and you’ll find the poster underneath.

The Card Counter is rated R for some disturbing violence, graphic nudity, language and brief sexuality.

The Card Counter Movie Trailer and Poster

The film was written and directed by Academy Award nominee Paul Schrader, whose celebrated works include Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and his Academy Award-nominated First Reformed.

The Card Counter movie brings together a cast that includes Golden Globe winner Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Emmy Award winner Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip), Tye Sheridan (Mud), and Academy Award nominee Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate).

Tell (Isaac) just wants to play cards. 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).

Tell sees a chance at redemption through his relationship with Cirk. But keeping Cirk on the straight-and-narrow proves impossible, dragging Tell back into the darkness of his past.

The producers of the film are Braxton Pope (The Trust, City of Gold), Lauren Mann (Swiss Army Man), and David Wulf (The Night Clerk, Inheritance) with executive producer Martin Scorsese. Other executive producers include William Olsson, Lee Broda, Ruben Islas and Stanley Preschutti.

This marks the fifth collaboration between Schrader and Scorsese who previously worked together on Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Last Temptation of Christ and Bringing Out the Dead.

Focus Features will distribute the film in the U.S. and Universal Pictures International will distribute internationally in UK, France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, ANZ, China, SE Asia (excluding Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and television), Japan, South Korea, Latin America and airlines.

Schrader said previously, “The folks at Focus are the best at what they do. Over the years I’ve been jealous of directors in the Focus fold. Now happily I am one.”

“At a time when many of us are left wondering whether it’s our circumstances that corrupt souls or if it’s corrupt souls that create the circumstances, no one can say for sure, but has anyone explored this more in film than Paul Schrader?” commented Focus chairman Peter Kujawski.

“All of us at Focus can’t wait to hear and see what Paul has to say now more than ever before, and we’re very proud to help him bring this story to the world.”

The film also reunites Schrader with First Reformed collaborators cinematographer Alexander Dynan and editor Benjamin Rodriguez Jr.

Production leads also include costume designer Lisa Madonna (Regarding the Case of Joan of Arc) and production designer Ashley Fenton (Beatriz at Dinner).

The Card Counter Movie

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