Richard Gere Among Brooklyn’s Finest

Richard Gere has signed on for both Avalon Pictures’ Amelia Earhart biopic and Millennium Films’ cop drama “Brooklyn’s Finest” says Variety.

In “Amelia,” Gere will star opposite Hilary Swank. The story chronicles the rocky relationship between the famed aviator and her husband, publisher George Putnam.

Mira Nair will direct from a Ron Bass screenplay and shooting starts later this month in Toronto, Nova Scotia and South Africa.

“Brooklyn’s Finest” revolves around three unconnected Brooklyn cops who wind up at the same deadly location, despite vastly different career paths.

One has gone undercover to crack drug gangs; another has engaged in graft and corruption; while another has played by the rules and put in his time on the force up until his retirement.

Antoine Fuqua will direct the film, which also stars Don Cheadle and Ethan Hawke. Michael Martin penned the screenplay.

Gere is currently filming “Hachiko,” which reteams him with helmer Lasse Halstrom (“The Hoax”).