3 Indie Pics Starring Oscar Isaac, Andrea Riseborough & Megan Fox All Halted
Written and directed by Paul Schrader, The Card Counter has postponed its shoot in Biloxi, Mississippi, five days ahead of wrapping production. The movie stars Oscar Isaac, Willem Dafoe, Tye Sheridan, and Tiffany Haddish. The drama follows William Tell (Isaac), a gambler and former serviceman who sets out to reform a young man seeking revenge on a mutual enemy from their past. Tell just wants to play cards. His spartan existence on the casino trail is shattered when he is approached by Cirk, a vulnerable and angry young man seeking help to execute his plan for revenge on a military colonel.
Tell sees a chance at redemption through his relationship with Cirk. Gaining backing from 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 straight-and-narrow proves impossible, dragging Tell back into the darkness of his past.
Geechee is a supernatural thriller from AGC Studios. The studio suspended principal photography on the film, set to begin shooting in the Dominican Republic this week, which will star Andrea Riseborough and is being directed by Dubois Ashong.
Riseborough will play Wren, a successful New York scientist who decides to leave the city with her son to start life over in the remote Sea Islands off the Atlantic Coast. She quickly falls in love with the land and the people on the secluded island, but soon her world starts to unravel as the souls of the subjugated begin to haunt her dreams and her waking life.
Director Randall Emmett’s serial killer thriller Midnight in the Switchgrass halted production in Puerto Rico as cast and crew were flown home today. The film, which was only one week into production, stars Megan Fox, Emile Hirsch, Bruce Willis, Colson Baker (aka Machine Gun Kelly), Lukas Haas, Sistine Stallone, Caitlin Carmichael, Michael beach, and Welker White.
With a string of murders left unsolved, a local Florida detective (Hirsch) teams up with a resilient FBI agent (Fox) to find the man responsible and stop him before he claims another victim. Emmett, George Furla, Luillo Ruiz, Tim Sullivan, Alex Eckert, and Nick Koskoff are producing. Executive producers include Lydia Hull, Emma Tillinger Koskoff and Ceasar Richbow.
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