Richard Gere set for business movie Arbitrage

February 8th, 2011

Richard Gere is close to signing a deal to appear in drama 'Arbitrage'.

The 61-year-old star - best known for his roles in 'Pretty Woman' and 'An Officer and a Gentleman' - will star alongside Brit Marling and Susan Sarandon in the Nicholas Jarecki-directed movie.

The film tells the tale of a hedge fund magnate who is desperate to finish the sale of his business and winds up making an error forcing him to search for assistance from an unlikely source.

Shooting is expected to start in New York in mid-April, with Laura Bickford, Kevin Turen, Bob Salerno and Justin Nappi producing.

Mohammed al Turki and Brian Young will be executive producers on the project.

Richard has been taken a short break from movies since 2009, where he was last seen in 'Hachi: A Dog's Tale'.

He has a number of films coming up soon, including comedy project 'Movie 43' and he recently finished work on crime drama 'The Double' with Martin Sheen and Topher Grace.