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Richard Gere tackles Wall Street

Wednesday, December 05, 2012 - 01:12

Dec. 5 - The actor stars in the new financial thriller ''Arbitrage''. Alicia Powell reports.

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Although hedge fund drama "Arbitrage" was released in U.S. theaters three months ago, its star Richard Gere is promoting the film now -- in the hopes that more people will see it during awards season. SOUNDBITE: Richard Gere, actor, saying (English): "I care for the film, most of all. If Nick gets attention for his script, Nick Jarecki who wrote and directed this really wonderful, wonderful script, if we get attention and I don't know who else, Nate (Parker) and Susan (Sarandon), I mean it really helps the movie. The point being, I like the movie a lot. I think we're all really proud of it. Of course we'd like the maximum number of people to see it." The movie recalls the real-life scandals of high-flying bankers who made headlines during the recent financial crisis. While the public may be hungry to watch the downfall of a greedy banker, Gere says fictional billionaire Robert Miller is not an all out bad guy. SOUNDBITE: Richard Gere, actor, saying (English): "I think it was more interesting to show, not a villain in the traditional sense of a cartoon villain, but someone who we could recognize and maybe peel the onion." The film has been available through video-on-demand and in limited U.S. theaters since September - and will be released on DVD on December 21st.

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Richard Gere tackles Wall Street

Wednesday, December 05, 2012 - 01:12