A new photo from Paul Schrader‘s The Card Counter reveals the first look at Oscar Isaac’s character. Schrader is well-known for his work on Martin Scorsese’s films, including 1976’s Taxi Driver and The Last Temptation of Christ, though he’s a prolific director as well.
Meanwhile, Isaac’s star has risen in recent years, mostly thanks to his role as Poe Dameron in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Isaac will also star in the high-profile adaptation of Dune, due out later this year.
Deadline revealed the first look photo for The Card Counter, which shows a gray-haired Isaac sitting by a fireplace and holding a gun. They also learned work on the movie is set to resume in early July.
Unfortunately, The Card Counter stopped filming in March when a cast member tested positive for the coronavirus with only five days of filming left. Luckily, scenes that would now be difficult to pull off safely, like ones involving crowds or actors in close contact, were completed prior to the shutdown.
In The Card Counter, Isaac plays William Tell, a former serviceman who becomes a poker player. The cast also includes Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip), Tye Sheridan (X-Men: Dark Phoenix), and Academy Award-nominated actor Willem Dafoe. The Card Counter script was written by Schrader in addition to his directing role.
His longtime collaborator Scorsese is also an executive producer on the project. A release date for The Card Counter has yet to be announced. So in other words, here, let’s just wait & see all over again shall we?