Set to present a touching tale of loyalty and faithfulness, Richard Gere has given his commitment to both star in and produce a dramatic feature titled "Hachiko: A Dog's Story" which will be developed under Inferno Entertainment.
Inspired by the 1987 Japanese film "Hachiko monogatari" made based on a true story happened in Tokyo, Japan, the project will find the actor portray a college professor who takes in a dog he finds abandoned. Both man and hound gradually find their lives changed as an unbreakable bond between them is formed.
Filming reportedly is due to begin September this year from a script written by Stephen P. Lindsay with Inferno's Bill Johnson and Vicky Shigekuni Wong accompanying Gere to produce. Inferno partner Jim Seibel and Paul Mason will executive produce while Dean Schnider is set to co-produce.