Thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, the world of movies has been impacted like never before with films either moving online or having their release dates delayed.
Despite the changing landscape, new films have still found their way onto our screens including the latest effort from writer and director Paul Schrader, The Card Counter.
But just where will film fans be able to watch The Card Counter when it releases? Is the film streaming or only in cinemas?
The Card Counter: Release date and plot
Following its premiere on September 2nd, The Card Counter will make its debut in the US and Canada on September 10th, 2021.
The film has differing release dates depending on the country in question with UK fans having to wait until November 5th.
Starring Oscar Isaac, The Card Counter tells the story of a character named William Tell – a potential reference to the Swiss folk hero of the same name.
Tell is an ex-military interrogator turned gambler and is haunted by the demons of his past.
All he wants to do is play card but when he is approached by a young man named Cirk, who has a plan for revenge against a military colonel, Tell is forced back into the life of darkness he wanted to leave behind.
Where to watch The Card Counter
The Card Counter will be available to watch in theaters when it releases in the US and Canada on September 10th.
That’s right, fans will have to venture out to the cinema in order to see The Card Counter on the big screen.
Readers in the US can find out which venues are screening the film and can get tickets here.
No streaming options will be available upon the film’s initial release but fans will be able to buy/rent the film on digital stores when The Card Counter returns for its home release.
On top of that, there’s nothing to stop The Card Counter from being added to a streaming service such as Netflix or Amazon Prime Video somewhere later down the line.
Meet the cast
Oscar Isaac of Star Wars, Dune and Ex Machina fame takes on the starring role in The Card Counter as military interrogator turned gambler, William Tell.
He is joined in the main cast by Tye Sheridan of the recent X-Men films and Ready Player One who takes on the role of Cirk.
Tiffany Haddish (The Carmichael Show, Girls Trip and Like a Boss) also stars and plays the mysterious gambling financier La Linda, who backs Tell and Cirk on their poker-playing exploits.
And the final member of the main cast is Willem Dafoe of 2002’s Spider-Man, The Lighthouse, At Eternity’s Gate, who portrays Major John Gordo, the target of Cirk’s vengeful plan.
The Card Counter will be available to watch in cinemas in the US and Canada on September 10th while UK fans must wait until November 5th.
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