Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired U.S. rights to Franny, a drama starring Richard Gere that premiered during the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. The debut feature from writer-director Andre Renzi, Franny features Gere as a hedonistic philanthropist who insinuates himself into the life of his dead friend’s daughter (Dakota Fanning) and her husband (Theo James).
The film also stars Clarke Peters, Cheryl Hines, and Dylan Baker.
Franny is presented by Celerity Pictures and TideRock Media in association with Treehouse Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Soaring Flight Productions, Audax Films and Magnolia Entertainment. Kevin Turen, Jason Michael Berman, Jay Schuminsky and Thomas B. Fore produce. Michael Finley, Ruth Mutch, Walter Kortschak, Justin Nappi, Richard Loughran, Shelley Browning, Michael Diamond, George Paaswell, Andrew Corkin, John Friedberg and Mark Moran executive produce. The film is co-produced by Brett Potter and Andrew Kortschak.
Ian Puente, VP and General Counsel, and Angel An on behalf of Samuel Goldwyn Films negotiated the deal with WME Global and CAA representing the filmmakers. Foreign sales will be handled by Fortitude International on behalf of QED International during Cannes.