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Martin Scorsese to produce new Paul Schrader with Oscar Isaac

Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan and Willem Dafoe will also be among the cast of The Card Counter.

20 years later At open tombs , Martin Scorsese finds his old friend Paul Schrader. The director of Taxi Driver will indeed produce the next film by the scriptwriter and director of First Reformed , we learn from Deadline . The two men also worked together on Raging Bull and The Last Temptation of Christ . It will therefore be their fifth collaboration.

With the arrival of Scorsese, the green light is given to The Card Counter which, as its title suggests, takes place in the world of gambling. The story follows a certain William Tell (Oscar Isaac), an inveterate card player who helps an angry young man (Tye Sheridan) in his quest for revenge against an army colonel played by Willem Dafoe. Tiffany Haddish is also in the cast in the role of a mysterious creditor who will support the duo in its tour of the casinos, with in sight the poker tournament of the World Series.

No shooting or release date has been announced, but rehearsals have already started, as Paul Schrader announced on his Facebook account, photo supporting.

” There is a symmetry in there that pleases Scorsese and me, ” commented Paul Schrader about his reunion with the director of The Irishman . ” It is the reflection of a long association and a mutual love for handmade films “.

While his career has gone through ups and downs, Paul Schrader has come back to the fore in recent years, notably with the powerful On the Road to Redemption ( First Reformed in OV), led by Ethan Hawke, who was nominated for the Oscar for Best Screenplay in 2019. Schrader will also find cinematographer Alexander Dynan and editor Benjamin Rodriguez Jr., who had both worked on First Reformed , on The Card Counter .  

Paul Schrader was also visiting Paris last January, during a retrospective organized by the Forum des images. We were able to meet him to come back with him on the highlights of his filmography.

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