Share this Article:

Paul Schrader’s The Card Counter Gets Release Date for 2021

The revenge thriller targets domestic in theater release in September

Focus Features 05.13.2021

Focus Features will release Academy Award® nominee Paul Schrader’s revenge thriller The Card Counter domestically in the theaters on Friday, September 10, 2021.

Become a Focus Features Insider
Register to be first to know about FREE advanced screenings, World Premiere Travel Packages, Weekend Set Visits and so much more!


Academy Award® nominee Paul Schrader’s revenge thriller The Card Counter brings together the talents of 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.

Written and directed by Schrader, whose celebrated works include Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, his Academy Award®-winning film Affliction (James Coburn - best supporting actor), and his Academy Award®-nominated First Reformed. Producers 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.

Sign up for the all-new Focus Insider program to unlock access to exclusive rewards, sweepstakes, once-in-a-lifetime movie experiences, and so much more!

Follow Focus Features on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.