Richard Gere is near a deal to star in Arbitrage, the Nicholas Jarecki-directed drama that stars Eva Green and Susan Sarandon. He’s close to signing his deal. Shooting starts mid-April in New York. Laura Bickford is producing with Kevin Turen, Bob Salerno, and Justin Nappi.
Jarecki wrote the script, about a troubled hedge fund magnate desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help. Mohammed Al Turki and Brian Young are exec producers. Gere just starred with Topher Grace in the Michael Brandt-directed The Double for Hyde Park. WME reps Gere.