Richard Gere to Reunite with Director Andrew Renzi on FRANNY

Richard Gere to Reunite with Director Andrew Renzi on FRANNY

Deadline reports that Richard Gere will reunite with 'Arbitrage' director Andrew Renzi in the upcoming film RENZI. Renzi penned the screenplay on the project which he developed through the Sundance Screenwriters Lab.

Gere will portray "a hedonistic philanthropist who ingratiates himself into the lives of a newlywed couple in order to re-create the life he once had."

Production is set to get underway next month, and QED will launch international sales of the film at Toronto.

About Richard Gere:

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.

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