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Gere takes some Time Out Of Mind

Richard Gere is set to star in and produce drama Time Out Of Mind.

The Golden Globe-winning actor admitted he has been "obsessed" by the film, which will be directed by Oren Moverman.

Richard told Deadline: "Time Out Of Mind has obsessed me for many years now. It is a profoundly human story that we are determined to make into a powerful film that speaks to everyone.

"I am proud and delighted to be collaborating with the brilliant writer/director Oren Moverman in telling this emotional and uncompromising story of loss, connection and the possibility of redemption."

Oren, who was Oscar-nominated in 2010 for co-writing The Messenger, added: "Richard is an actor I've admired for a long time and I am honoured to be working with him on a movie that doesn't pussyfoot around social issues while telling a very accessible, human tale about a dispossessed man who is also a father, a lover, a friend and a statistic that deserves our attention."

The drama, which has been adapted by Oren from Jeffrey Caine's script, focuses on a homeless New Yorker who tries to pick up the pieces of his life, and fix the troubled relationship he has with his estranged daughter.

Production is expected to start in March.

Richard, who last starred in Arbitrage, will join Dame Judi Dench, Dame Maggie Smith and Bill Nighy in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel sequel, which is filming in India.

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