Elkhart actor plays role in new crime drama | New
Hollywood actor Tye Sheridan, originally from Elkhart, will be featured in US crime drama “The Card Counter” in September.
According to Variety’s synopsis, “The Card Counter,” written and directed by Paul Schrader, follows William Tell, played by Oscar Issac, a gamer and former military man who sets out to reform a young man seeking revenge on a common enemy of their past. . Tell just wants to play cards. His Spartan existence on the casino trail is shattered when he is approached by Cirk, played by Sheridan, a vulnerable and angry young man who seeks help in executing his revenge plan against a military colonel. Tell sees a chance for redemption in his relationship with Cirk. Supported by 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 right track proves impossible, bringing Tell back into the shadows of his past.
“The Card Counter” also features Willem Dafoe and Tiffany Haddish.
The film is set to have its world premiere at 78e Venice International Film Festival on September 2 and release scheduled for September 10.
Sheridan’s upcoming film “The Tender Bar” directed by George Clooney and starring Ben Affleck and Lily Rabe is in post-production. Sheridan plays Moehringer, a boy growing up on Long Island who seeks father figures among patrons at his uncle’s bar.
His film “Black Flies”, starring Sean Penn, is currently in pre-production. “Black Flies” will be his second film with Penn. The two were in “Tree of Life” which also starred Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastin. It was Sheridan’s first movie role when he was only 11 years old.
Sheridan is expected to feature in the star cast of the upcoming Vietnamese film from Tim O’Brien’s book “The Things They Carried”. Tom Hardy is chosen to play the main character, a fictional version of O’Brien who serves as the narrator of the stories, in the film. Sheridan joins Stephen James, Bill Skarsgard, Pete Davidson, Martin Sensmeier, Moises Arias, Angus Cloud and Ashton Sanders to embody the men of Alpha Company who will take turns in the spotlight of each story.
Sheridan, the son of Elkhart’s Stephanie and Bryan Sheridan, has become one of the most in-demand actors in the industry and already has a long list of film and TV credits to his name.
In 2016, Sheridan appeared in the major blockbuster “X-Men: Apocalypse”, as young Scott Summers, aka Cyclops. In 2018, Sheridan landed his first big screen role in Steven Spielberg’s dystopian sci-fi film “Ready Player One”. He made an appearance as the X-Men’s Cyclops in “Deadpool 2” later that year. He reprized his role as Scott Summers / Cyclops in the latest installment of the X-Men franchise, “X-Men: Dark Phoenix”.
Other credits include the films “The Night Clerk”, “The Yellow Birds”, “Entertainment“, “Detour”, “Age Out”, “Dark Places”, “Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse”, “The Mountain” and “Mud” facing Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon.