Gere Replaces Pacino In “Arbitrage”

Richard Gere is close to a deal to star in the Nicholas Jarecki-directed drama “Arbitrage” reports Deadline.

The story follows a troubled hedge fund magnate desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire before his fraud is exposed. He soon makes a costly error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.

At last report Al Pacino was slated to star in the lead role but was no longer attached as of last month. Eva Green and Susan Sarandon also star in the film which starts filming mid-April in New York.

Laura Bickford, Kevin Turen, Bob Salerno and Justin Nappi are producing while Jarecki also penned the script.