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    Fri, 18 Apr 2008 07:09:05

    Gere Shifts Into "High Gear" - Silver fox signs on for a pair of projects

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    Silver-haired actor and noted Buddhist Richard Gere has just signed on to appear in two films. The former sex symbol and ex-husband of supermodel Cindy Crawford will be appearing in both an Amelia Earhart biopic and a cop caper.

    Amelia will feature the toothy, two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank in the title role of the aviation pioneer and the first woman to fly across the Atlantic. The slant of this biopic, however, will be about the aviator, who disappeared over the Pacific Ocean in 1937, and her rocky relationship with her husband, publicist George Putnam. Shooting for the film begins in several locations, including Toronto, Nova Scotia and South Africa, later this month.

    Gere will star opposite Don Cheadle and Ethan Hawke in Brooklyn's Finest, a drama about three Brooklyn cops (an undercover agent, a corrupt cop and a near retirement officer who has always abided by the rules) who are previously unconnected until a fateful day and event brings them together. Antoine Fuqua, who helmed the excellent cop film Training Day, will direct.

    You go, Gere!

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff

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