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The future looks bright Elkhart native picks up steam on big screen

BY PENNYLYNN WEBB

Turning 25 this November , the future looks very bright for Elkhart native and movie star Tye Sheridan .

This December , Sheridan will hit the big screen in “ The Tender Bar ” directed by George Clooney and featuring Ben Affleck and Lily Rabe . Sheridan plays Moehringer , a boy growing up on Long Island who seeks out father figures among the patrons at his uncle ’ s bar . Ben Afflect plays Uncle Charlie . This is the second collaboration between Clooney and Affleck . They both served as producers for the movie “ Argo ” in 2012 , which won an Oscar for Best Picture . “ The Tender Bar ” is set to be released on Dec . 22 . Twenty twenty-one has been a good year for Sheridan . In April , Sheridan was featured in the sci-fi thriller “ Voyagers ,” with Colin Farrell and Lily-Rose Depp , as a member of a space mission .
In September , he was at the 78th Venice International Film Festival for his film “ The Card Counter ” with Oscar Isaac , Willem Dafoe and Tiffany Haddish .
According to the Variety synopsis , “ The Card Counter ,” written and directed by Paul Schrader , follows William Tell , played by Oscar Issac , a gambler and former serviceman who sets out to reform a young man seeking revenge on a mutual enemy from their past . Tell just wants to play cards . His spartan existence on the casino trail is shattered when he is approached by Cirk , played by Sheridan , a vulnerable and angry young man seeking help to execute his plan for revenge on a military colonel . Tell sees a chance at redemption through his relationship with Cirk . Gaining backing from mysterious gambling financier La Linda , Tell takes Cirk with him on the road , going from casino to casino until the unlikely trio set their sights on winning the World Series of poker in Las Vegas . But keeping Cirk on the straight-and-narrow proves impossible , dragging Tell back into the darkness of his past .
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Sheridan will be sailing into the new year with two films , “ Black Flies ” and “ The Things They Carried ,” both currently in production .
His movie “ Black Flies ,” with Sean Penn , is currently in preproduction . “ Black Flies ” will be his second movie with Penn . The two were in “ Tree of Life ” which also featured Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastin . It was Sheridan ’ s first movie role when he was only 11 years old .
“ Black Flies ” has been described as an intense thriller about lifesaving paramedics and the toll the job takes on them . Sheridan will play Ollie Cross , a young paramedic who make his way through his first year on the job in New York City . Cross is an idealistic young man prepping for medical school and presumably excited to get a street-side view of things when he gets a chance to drive an ambulance alongside Penn ’ s skilled veteran character . Production for the film is scheduled to begin late this year .
Sheridan is also to be featured in the star-studded ensemble cast in the upcoming Vietnam movie of Tim O ’ Brien ’ s book , “ The Things They Carried .”
Rupert Sanders , known for “ Snow White And The Huntsman ,” will direct the adaption of O ’ Brien ’ s acclaimed collection of short stories about a platoon of young soldiers and their experiences on the front lines of the Vietnam War .
Tom Hardy is set to portray the main character , a fictionalized version of O ’ Brien who serves as the narrator of the stories in the