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(Photo: Matthew Eisman/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)

It’s been three years since Dan Stevens crashed that car into a ditch, breaking the hearts of Downton fans around the globe. Since then he’s left lovely, honorable and ever-so-slightly stuffy Matthew Crawley well and truly behind, going on to play increasingly morally conflicted characters instead.

There was “David,” a murderous ex-soldier and the result of a failed military experiment in 2014’s The Guest; then Kenny Kristo, a moustachioed drug trafficker in A Walk Among The Tombstones starring Liam Neeson; and now, in new feature The Ticket, there’s James, a blind man who one morning awakes to discover he can see again.

Directed by Ido Fluk (Never Too Late), the movie is a modern fable, showing what happens when we fall for the materialist and superficial trappings of a “good” life.

It premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival over the weekend, and Vanity Fair has an exclusive clip:

Oliver Platt (Frost/Nixon, Chef) plays James’s friend Bob, with Malin Akerman (Rock of Ages) and Kerry Bishé (Halt and Catch Fire) also starring.

All eyes are on Dan in this scene, however—and all ears on that American accent. Whose is better do you think? Dan’s here, or Benedict’s in last week’s Doctor Strange trailer?

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By Kat Sommers
Kat is a freelance writer for Anglophenia.