Martin Scorsese Helped Paul Schrader Finish ‘The Card Counter’ During Quarantine

Easily one of the most anticipated movies of the year, and probably the most anticipated indie finished during the quarantine, is Paul Schrader’s “The Card Counter.” Shooting on the film, starring Oscar Isaac as a gambler and former soldier who sets out to help a young man seeking revenge on a mutual enemy from their past, was halted back in March — with just five days of production left.

But Schrader and his crew were able to finish the film safely in Mississippi in mid-July, when Focus Features scooped up the film for U.S.


Schrader spoke with the Los Angeles Times about racing the clock to complete the movie, and what to expect from his follow-up to “First Reformed.”For one, Schrader said he consulted with a number of colleagues and collaborators on the finished product, including Martin Scorsese, who directed his screenplay of “Taxi Driver.”“Here’s what happened.

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