Tiffany Haddish Was Paul Schrader’s Personal Pick For ‘The Card Counter’

Tiffany Haddish stars as La Linda in THE CARD COUNTER, a Focus Features release.
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The Card Counter is definitely a change of pace for comedy queen Tiffany Haddish. It’s a drama from Academy Award-nominated scriptwriter Paul Schrader, who also directed. So how did Haddish get involved in the project? She told us that Schrader specifically asked her to read the script — and that, once she did, she knew it was something she had to do. (Click on the media bar below to hear Tiffany Haddish)

The Card Counter opens in theaters this Friday.

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