Magazine article Screen International

Richard Gere to Star in Franny

Magazine article Screen International

Richard Gere to Star in Franny

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Gere has set his first film since the acclaimed Arbitrage and will star in the drama from Treehouse Pictures, TideRock Media, Big Shoes Media, Magnolia Entertainment and Soaring Flight Productions. QED International will commence pre-sales in Toronto.

Andrew Renzi's debut feature is scheduled to commence production in October. Gere will play a fun-loving philanthropist who works his way into the lives of a newlywed couple to recapture the life he once had.

Renzi wrote and developed Franny through the 2013 Sundance Screenwriters Lab. Treehouse Pictures, who produced Arbitrage, is producing with TideRock Media's Thomas B Fore and Jason Michael Berman and Big Shoes Media's Jay Schuminsky.

Magnolia Entertainment's Shelley Browning and Michael Diamond serve as executive producers alongside Soaring Flight Productions' Ruth Mutch and QED evp of international sales John Friedberg.

"Andrew is a remarkably promising filmmaker who we met through the Sundance Institute," said Schuminsky, Fore and Berman. …

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