2017 is gearing up to be a great year for Dan Stevens. The Downton Abbey actor was highly criticized when he left the immensely popular show. However, his decision to expand his acting resume has paid off. With Legion and the upcoming live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast on the way, the English actor is quickly making a name for himself. His latest feature centers on a blind man that regains his sight, but soon learns that it may be more of a curse than a gift.
The Ticket hits theaters on April 7th, 2017.
After James (Dan Stevens), a blind man, inexplicably regains his vision, he becomes possessed by a drive to make a better life for himself. However, his new improvements-a nicer home, a higher paying job, tailored suits, luxury car-leave little room for the people who were part of his old, simpler life: his plain wife (Malin Åkerman) and close friend Bob (Oliver Platt). As his relationships buckle under the strain of his snowballing ambition, it becomes uncertain if James can ever return from darkness. Fluk masterfully paints a visual world that reflects the mesmerizing effect that newfound sight has on James; the vibrant backgrounds and the sun-drenched rooms are captivating in their beauty. His dreamy and subjective style combines with an astute sense of character to craft a modern fable about what it really means to be blind.