From Night School to Girls Trip, Tiffany Haddish has made her presence felt in Hollywood. However, the majority of her standout performances have come in comedies. Moving forward, she's attempting to shift into more dramatic roles. First up, she's set to star in The Card Counter alongside Oscar Issac.
"Redemption is the long game in Paul Schrader’s The Card Counter. Told with Schrader’s trademark cinematic intensity, the revenge thriller tells the story of an ex-military interrogator turned gambler haunted by the ghosts of his past decisions, and features riveting performances from stars Oscar Isaac, Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan and Willem Dafoe," the description from Focus Features reads.
Aside from her role in The Card Counter, Haddish will star in Quentin Tarantino's The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent and Jo Koy's Easter Sunday. In addition, she has landed the role of Florence Griffith-Joyner in the upcoming biopic about the track star.
"My heart is so full right now! I can’t even explain how hard I am going to work to honor her legacy," Haddish tweeted after the news broke.
Thus far, Haddish has stayed true to word. According to a recent report, Haddish had undergone significant physical training and lost 50 pounds in anticipation for the role. Adding on, she's worked alongside Griffith-Joyner's widow, Al Joyner, while preparing for the role.
"This is going to be huge — and my legs are going to be amazing!” Haddish told People on Friday.
“Florence Griffith-Joyner was an amazing human being and the more I’m learning about her, the more I’m like ‘Wow!'"
At this time, there is no scheduled release date for the Griffith-Joyner biopic. In the meantime, The Card Counter will debut in theaters on September 10.
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