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Fox Searchlight Going After Richard Gere for THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL Sequel

Fox Searchlight Going After Richard Gere for THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL Sequel

According to Deadline, Fox Searchlight is going after Richard Gere for its planned sequel to the 2011 hit THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL.

At this time, it's not clear if Gere has entered preliminary talks.

The original film featured Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie and Ronald Pickup.

The story followed a group of British retirees who decide to "outsource" their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India. Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel and bolstered with visions of a life of leisure, they arrive to find the palace a shell of its former self. Though the new environment is less luxurious than imagined, they are forever transformed by their shared experiences, discovering that life and love can begin when you let go of the past.

Gere is known for his diversity of roles, from his Golden Globe winning performance in "Chicago" to the critically acclaimed "Pretty Women," "An Officer and a Gentleman," "American Gigolo," and "Primal Fear." He was last seen in "Amelia" alongside Hilary Swank and Ewan McGregor and in Anton Fuqua's "Brooklyn's Finest," starring Don Cheadle and Ethan Hawke. Other recent credits include "Nights in Rodanthe," "I'm Not There," "The Hoax," "The Hunting Party," "Shall We Dance," and "Bee Season."

Gere's motion picture debut was the Oscar-honored "Days of Heaven," for which he received the Italian equivalent of the Academy Award. In 1990, he received Box-office acclaim for his portrayal of a corrupt cop in "Internal Affairs." His earlier film credits include; "Unfaithful," "Mothman Prophecies," "Looking Mr. Goodbar," 'Blood Brothers," "Breathless," "Beyond the Limit," "The Cotton Club," "Power," "No Mercy, " "Yanks," "Looking" and "Miles From Home, "as well as the Box-office hit "Runaway Bride" and "Dr. T and the Women," directed by Robert Altman.

Gere's career was established with performances in the Broadway rock opera "Soon" and the New York production of the British farce, "Habeas Corpus." For the Broadway production of "Bent," he received the Theatre World Award.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / WM Photos


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