Richard Gere Soars with Amelia and Becomes One of Brooklyn’s Finest

Richard Gere joins AmeliaRichard Gere seems to have been making superb career choices lately. In 2007, the thespian went 2-2 with his leading roles in The Hoax and The Hunting Party and he also appeared in the acclaimed I’m Not There. Now he plans to keep it up by signing on for two films we should start anticipating as he will be working with some great talents.

The first is titled Amelia, a biopic about the life of aviator Amelia Earhart and her husband, publisher George Putnam. Gere will co-star alongside Academy Award Winner Hilary Swank and the film will be directed by Mira Nair (The Namesake). Shooting is expected to get underway later in the month in Toronto, Nova Scotia and South Africa.

The second is a cop drama called Brooklyn’s Finest, which is to be helmed by, no surprise, Antione Fuqua (Training Day). Gere will be joined by Don Cheadle and Ethan Hawke. That makes for quite an impressive cast. They will each play one of three unconnected Brooklyn cops who wind up at the same deadly location. One is an undercover narc, one is engaged in corruption, and the other is just a short time away from retirement. Take a guess as to which one Gere plays.

Gere is currently shooting Lasse Halstrom’s Hachiko.

Nate Deen is a 20-year old aspiring film critic/essayist from Pensacola, Fla. He just graduated with an AA degree in journalism from Pensacola Junior College. He will be attending the University of Florida soon to continue his studies in journalism and film. His goal is to either pursue a writing career in entertainment, sports or perhaps both, but his dream is to write and direct his own movies. Recently, he's been devouring classic films, American and foreign. His favorite directors include Stanley Kubrick, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, and Alfred Hitchcock. If he had to make a top 10 list of the greatest films of all time, they would be: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Lawrence of Arabia, The Godfather I and II, Vertigo, The Third Man, Schindler's List, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Raging Bull, The Passion of Joan of Arc, and City Lights. He runs his own movie review website,

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