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Pic reunites ‘Pretty’ pair

Gere, Roberts to topline Par's 'Bride'

Richard Gere and Julia Roberts will reteam for the first time since the B.O. hit “Pretty Woman” in the Lakeshore-Interscope production “Runaway Bride” for Paramount Pictures.

The romantic comedy, about a woman who has left a string of fiances at the altar and a reporter assigned to write a story about her, is scheduled for an October shoot. No director is attached.

To do “Runaway,” Gere is putting off his role in UA’s “Autumn in New York,” which he will now shoot in January.

Gere and Roberts have long hoped to find a project to follow up on the success of the 1990 megahit “Pretty Woman.” The Buena Vista release, which grossed $178.4 million domestically, was the commercial highpoint of both stars’ careers.

Interscope and Paramount have been trying to get the project off the ground for at least four years. During that time, a number of top stars have circled the project.

The list of those at one time attached or in talks to star includes Harrison Ford, Geena Davis, Sandra Bullock, John Travolta and Ellen DeGeneres. Tea Leoni recently discussed limning the title role.

Lakeshore only recently signed on to produce and co-finance the film, which is by far the biggest project ever for the Par-based company.

Lakeshore also is readying the Demi Moore-starrer “Passion of Mind,” with Par’s newly formed classics division.

Gere was repped by ICM’s Ed Limato; Roberts was repped by ICM’s Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas.

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