Richard Gere has starred in a number of critically acclaimed films and projects over the course of his career, roles that have also earned him numerous nominations and wins. But of all the films in the actor’s repertoire, there is one that he believes deserves more praise than he got. Speak with ComicBook. com about his new romantic comedy, MaybeGere said there are a few of his movies that he feels deserved to break through more than they did, but that The Hoax was “a really good movie” that just didn’t quite break through.
“There are quite a few. I was talking to Lasse Hallstrom the other day. Lass and Me, the first movie Lasse and I made together was called The hoax. It’s a really good movie and for whatever reason it just didn’t break through, but The hoax was a really, really good movie.”
Released in 2006, The hoax was based on Clifford Irving’s book of the same name and told the story of Irving’s real-life elaborate hoax surrounding a fake Howard Hughes autobiography. The film starred Gere as Clifford Irving and also starred Alfred Molina, Marcia Gay Harden, Hope Davis, Julie Delpy and Stanley Tucci. It was critically well received but failed to perform well at the box office. The film only grossed $11.7 million against a $25 million budget.
And The hoax is not the only film that has been cited. He also quoted Time from the minda film he made with director Oren Moverman that also starred Jena Malone, Ben Vereen, Kyra Sedgwick and Steve Buscemi, as a film that didn’t quite break through.
“I think it’s one of the best movies I’ve made. It just wasn’t a breakthrough movie. It didn’t have the energy to get a decent release, but it’s a really good movie,” he said.
What is Gere’s new movie, Maybeas regards?
Here’s the official description of Maybe I Do: “Featuring a star-studded ensemble cast in Maybe I Do starring Diane Keaton, Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Emma Roberts, Luke Bracey and William H. Macy in a multi-generational romantic comedy. Michelle (Roberts) and Allen (Bracey) have reached the point in their relationship to take the next steps towards marriage, and thinking it’s a good idea to invite their parents to finally meet, they host a dinner and make it a family affair.surprise, the affair takes on a whole new meaning as the parents know each other all too well – they have been cheating on their husbands for months… children while confronting their partner’s lovers head on. to start!”
Maybe will be in cinemas from January 27.
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