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Richard Gere to film movie in Israel

Actor partners with Oren Moverman again in 'Oppenhimer Strategies.'

Richard GereRichard GereActor Richard Gere attends 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' New York Premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater on March 3 in New York City. (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images)

Film history is rife with actor/filmmaker pairs that work together multiple times, mainly because the partnership sparks good chemistry and produces fantastic results. Jimmy Stewart and Frank Capra. Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese. Paul Rudd and Judd Apatow. Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese (yes, DiCaprio is the new De Niro). Now we can add Richard Gere and Oren Moverman to that list.

Gere and Moverman teamed up on the independent film "Time Out of Mind" in 2014, and now Gere is off to Israel to film scenes for a new Moverman-produced film "Oppenheimer Strategies." The film is written and directed by Joseph Cedar and also stars Michael Sheen ("Masters of Sex") and Steve Buscemi ("Boardwalk Empire"). 

"All of us are absolutely thrilled to have this incredible cast bring Joseph’s brilliant script to life," Moverman told Deadline.com. "We are so excited to start shooting and to bring this remarkable film to a worldwide audience."

Gere had been spotted around New York filming a portion of the movie. "Oppenheimer Strategies" is scheduled to hit the festival circuit next year.

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