Richard Gere to Go Indie With 'Franny'


Richard Gere


The 'Chicago' actor will star as a hedonistic philanthropist in the Andrew Renzi movie.

Richard Gere will reunite with the "Arbitrage" producer Treehouse Pictures in an indie film. The Golden Globe-winning actor, who was paired up with Julia Roberts in "Pretty Woman" and "Runaway Bride", is set to star in "Franny", which is directed and penned by Andrew Renzi.

Gere is cast as a hedonistic philanthropist who ingratiates himself into the lives of a newlywed couple in order to re-create the life he once had. Thomas B. Fore and Jason Michael Berman are on board to produce alongside Jay Schuminsky, with Shelley Browning, Ruth Mutch, John Friedberg and Michael Diamond executive producing.

Production on the flick, co-financed by TideRock Media, is slated to begin in October, with QED launching international sales at the Toronto International Film Festival. No other information is available as of this writing.

Becoming a major star in the 1980s with "American Gigolo", Gere recently starred in the comedy omnibus film "Movie 43", which features sixteen different storylines. Though many A-list actors, including Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet and Kristen Bell, lent their star power to it, the movie received negative reviews from critics.

Gere's next film is "Henry & Me", a pic about a young New York Yankees fan named Jack who is overcoming cancer. Athlete Alex Rodriguez, who also has a voice role in it, might be cut following his doping scandal.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Khloe Kardashian Sizzling in Completely Sheer Bodysuit. Tempting Tristan Thompson?
  2. Braless Gigi Hadid Risks Wardrobe Malfunction in Pajama-Like Jumpsuit
  3. Sara Sampaio Strips Down to Sheer Lingerie in Sultry New Slefie
  4. Will Ferrell's 'The House' Co-Star Speaks Up About Mariah Carey's Diva Behaviors on Set
  5. Is Drake Expecting a Son?
  6. Brad Pitt Wishes to Reconcile With Angelina Jolie Despite Messy Split
  7. Going Too Far? Halsey Shades Britney Spears, Demi Lovato and Katy Perry
  8. Fighting Over Karrueche? Chris Brown's Crew Allegedly Confronts Migos at BET Awards After-Party
  9. 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Features Surprise Return of 'Iron Man' Character
  10. Tupac Biopic 'All Eyez on Me' Creators Slapped With Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

CELEBS PHOTO