Dan Stevens is seemingly everywhere these days. On the small screen, he’s got Legion. On the big screen, he’s the titular Beast in Beauty and the Beast. But the fun doesn’t stop there, as he’s also on the indie circuit, too, commanding your attention with the mysterious new film The Ticket, which hands him either a miracle or a curse – depending on how you see things.
Written and directed by Ido Fluk, The Ticket finds James (Stevens), a blind man, miraculously given the gift of sight one odd morning. Faith is obviously the answer here, but as this trailer suggests, there’s a lot of ugliness a man must bear to see when given vision. Malin Ackerman, Oliver Platt, Kerry Bishé, Liza J. Bennett and Skylar Gaertner fill out the ensemble.
The Ticket played at TIFF last fall, where it got a somewhat underwhelming response. Nevertheless, Shout! Factory was wise to release this one closer towards spring. Stevens is hotter than ever right now, and even if the movie isn’t great, his newfound popularity will no doubt give the film a much needed boost, one it might not have found otherwise. That being said, it does look rather interesting and might do alright for itself. Time will tell.
The Ticket hits theaters and on demand April 7th. Tell us, after watching the trailer above, do you plan on checking it out? Or is this one release that you’ll be skipping? Let us know in the usual spot.