This week Elkhart native and Hollywood newcomer Tye Sheridan will hit the big screen in “The Tender Bar” directed by George Clooney and starring Ben Affleck and Lily Rabe.
Sheridan plays JR Moehringer, a boy who grew up on Long Island and looks for father figures among patrons at his uncle’s bar. Ben Affleck plays “Uncle Charlie”.
The Tender Bar, an adaptation of the memoir of the same name from 2005, is a coming-of-age drama that chronicles the life of JR Moehringer who grew up on Long Island and his experiences at a local bar called Publicans (previously called Dickens and later renamed Edison’s) which served as his sanctuary away from his chaotic family life.
The Tender Bar is slated for release on December 22, before airing on Prime Video on January 7, 2022.
Although it received mixed reviews from critics, it earned Affleck a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture.
This is the second collaboration between George Clooney and Ben Affleck. They were both producers for the 2012 film Argo, which won the Oscar for Best Picture.
It has been a good year for Sheridan.
In April 2021, Sheridan appeared in the sci-fi thriller Voyagers, starring Colin Farrell and Lily-Rose Depp, as part 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.
Sheridan to enter the New Year with two films, Black Flies and The Things They Carried, both in production
His film “Black Flies”, starring Sean Penn, is currently in pre-production. “Black Flies” will be his second film with Penn. The two were in “Tree of Life” which also starred Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastin. It was Sheridan’s first movie role when he was just 11 years old.
In Black Flies, Sheridan will play Ollie Cross, a young paramedic doing his first year on the job in New York City.
Black Flies has been described as an intense thriller about life-saving paramedics and the toll their work takes.
As Ollie Cross, Sheridan stars as an idealistic young man preparing for medical school and presumably horny together and a view of things from the side of the street when he gets the chance to drive an ambulance alongside. of the skilled veteran character of Penn. Production on the film is expected to begin at the end of this year.
Sheridan will also feature in the star cast of the upcoming Vietnamese film from Tim O’Brien’s book, The Things They Carried.
Rupert Sanders, known for “Snow White and the Huntsman,” will direct the adaptation of Tim O’Brien’s famous collection of short stories about a platoon of young soldiers and their experiences on the front lines of the Vietnam War.
Tom Hardy is expected to play the main character, a fictional version of O’Brien who serves as the narrator of the stories, in the film. Sheridan joins Stephen James, Bill Skarsgard, Pete Davidson, Martin Sensmeier, Moises Arias, Angus Cloud and Ashton Sanders embody the men of Alpha Company who take turns in the spotlight of each story.
O’Brien, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, served in Vietnam in the late 1960s. This is his third book on the war and loosely based on his experiences as a soldier in the 23rd Infantry Division. Many of the characters are semi-autobiographical, sharing similarities with the characters in his memoir If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up, and Ship Me Home. The book contains 21 short stories that focus on the different pains of war. It’s still unclear which news from the collection will be used for the film.
Sheridan, the son of Stephanie and Bryan Sheridan of Elkhart, has become one of the most in-demand actors in the industry.
He is best known for playing young Scott Summers / Cyclops in the X-men reboot and Wade Watts in Ready Player one.
In 2020, he co-founded Wonder Dynamics, an AI production tools company, with visual effects artist Nikola Todorovic.