Richard Gere is set to begin filming his upcoming movie, Franny, in Philadelphia next month.
In the film Gere will play "a hedonistic philanthropist who ingratiates himself into the lives of a newlywed couple in order to re-create the life he once had."
The film will be the first feature film filmed in Philly in some time.
"We are very excited that Franny will be shooting in Philadelphia and the region. . . . I know that everyone in the region will be very excited to have the very talented and much-beloved actor here filming a movie," Sharon Pinkenson, executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, said. "And let's not forget that our local crew members, actors and production-support companies are truly excited to welcome the first new movie of the fiscal year. It's been a long dry spell, but I'm confident that business is heating up."
Currently, Heery Casting is looking for a stand-in for Gere in the Philadelphia area. If you think you fit the bill, you can send your resume to email@example.com.
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