Gere Replaces Pacino In "Arbitrage"

2/14/2011 Posted by Admin

Gere Replaces Pacino In "Arbitrage"

Movie News

By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

One old man steps out, another old man steps in.

Although it seemed that Al Pacino was set to play the lead in Nicholas Jarecki's financial drama "Arbitage," according to Deadline, it looks as if Richard Gere is close to a deal to star in the flick.

The story follows a troubled hedge fund magnate desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire before his fraud is exposed. He soon makes a costly error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.

At last report Pacino was slated to star in the lead role but is no longer attached to the film as of last month. Eva Green and Susan Sarandon also star in the film.

Laura Bickford, Kevin Turen, Bob Salerno and Justin Nappi are producing while Jarecki also penned the script.

Rapper Drake is also reportedly set to star in the film, which even with the absence of Pacino should be an interesting one. While Gere clearly isn't the caliber of an actor that Pacino is, he is still a top-notch talent and even though one of his recent film, "Brooklyn's Finest," was uneven, Gere was great in the film.

Shooting is set to start mid-April in New York.

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