That Dan Stevens is everywhere these days, huh? He stars in the new X-Men drama Legion, will star as the Beast in the upcoming live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, and also has a role in the 2017 Anne Hathaway monster movie Colossal. On top of all this, 2017 will also see the release of The Ticket, an award-nominated drama shown at the Tribeca Film Festival this past October.
The Ticket follows Dan Steven’s character James, a blind man miraculously cured when a tumor on his pituitary gland disappears. With this new life, he begins down a selfish road to live the life he dreams of. He rededicates himself to succeeding in his job, begins an affair with a coworker, and acquires greater wealth. In the process, he loses his family and friends. He may not be able to get them back.
Watch the trailer below:
The Ticket was nominated for Best U.S. Narrative Feature at the Tribeca Film Festival this past October and is director Ido Fluk’s first American feature. It looks pretty interesting; Stevens has talked about the movie as an exploration of a person whose prayers have been answered.
“It ultimately comes from this question of prayer and faith and what happens when your prayers are answered or not. I think it’s something that James struggles to come to terms with.”
We all like to think that if our wishes came true, we would avoid the new temptations entering our lives. How we react when actually faced with them is never a sure thing. Stevens’s character here doesn’t just have a minor change. His sudden curing of his blindness makes him an entirely different person. I imagine we’d all struggle with the new possibilities available to us in this situation.
The Ticket hits theaters on April 7. Starring alongside Stevens are Malin Akerman, Kerry Bishe, and Oliver Platt.