Richard Gere, Topher Grace on ‘Double’ duty

Actors to star in Hyde Park, Imagenation thriller

Richard Gere and Topher Grace have signed on to topline Hyde Park and Imagenation Abu Dhabi’s “The Double.”

Espionage thriller will mark the helming debut of Michael Brandt, who along with his writing partner Derek Haas penned such scripts as “Wanted” and “3:10 to Yuma.”

Story kicks off with the mysterious murder of a senator bearing the distinguished marks of a Soviet assassin, code-named Cassius, who was long thought to be dead. To hunt down the killer, a retired CIA operative (Gere), who spent his career going toe-to-toe with his Soviet nemeses, is teamed with a young FBI agent (Grace).

Lensing begins in June in Detroit.

Hyde Park’s Ashok Amritraj and Patrick Aiello are producing alongside Haas and Industry Entertainment’s Andrew Deane.

Imagenation’s Mohamed Khalaf Al-Mazrouei and Edward Borgerding are exec producing.

Hyde Park and Imagenation Abu Dhabi partnered in November 2008 on a $250 million financing deal to develop, produce and distribute up to 20 feature films over seven years.

Hyde Park International is handling worldwide rights for “The Double.”

Gere’s recent credits include “Brooklyn’s Finest” and “Amelia.”

Grace next stars in 20th Century Fox’s “Predators.” He most recently co-starred in the ensemble pic “Valentine’s Day.”

Gere, Grace, Brandt and Haas are repped by WME.

More Film

  • 'The Third Murder' Review: Palm Springs

    Film Review: 'The Third Murder'

    Richard Gere and Topher Grace have signed on to topline Hyde Park and Imagenation Abu Dhabi’s “The Double.” Espionage thriller will mark the helming debut of Michael Brandt, who along with his writing partner Derek Haas penned such scripts as “Wanted” and “3:10 to Yuma.” Story kicks off with the mysterious murder of a senator […]

  • Sam Rockwell We're Just Married

    Santa Barbara Film Festival Honoring Sam Rockwell for 'Three Billboards' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Richard Gere and Topher Grace have signed on to topline Hyde Park and Imagenation Abu Dhabi’s “The Double.” Espionage thriller will mark the helming debut of Michael Brandt, who along with his writing partner Derek Haas penned such scripts as “Wanted” and “3:10 to Yuma.” Story kicks off with the mysterious murder of a senator […]

  • sundance film festival placeholder

    Octavia Spencer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Michael Stuhlbarg Selected for Sundance Jury Duty

    Richard Gere and Topher Grace have signed on to topline Hyde Park and Imagenation Abu Dhabi’s “The Double.” Espionage thriller will mark the helming debut of Michael Brandt, who along with his writing partner Derek Haas penned such scripts as “Wanted” and “3:10 to Yuma.” Story kicks off with the mysterious murder of a senator […]

  • Jean-Claude Van Damme-Dolph Lundgren's 'Black Water'

    Jean-Claude Van Damme-Dolph Lundgren's 'Black Water' Bought by Saban

    Richard Gere and Topher Grace have signed on to topline Hyde Park and Imagenation Abu Dhabi’s “The Double.” Espionage thriller will mark the helming debut of Michael Brandt, who along with his writing partner Derek Haas penned such scripts as “Wanted” and “3:10 to Yuma.” Story kicks off with the mysterious murder of a senator […]

  • Matt Damon MeToo

    Matt Damon Apologizes for Sexual Misconduct Comments: 'I Really Wish I'd Listened'

    Richard Gere and Topher Grace have signed on to topline Hyde Park and Imagenation Abu Dhabi’s “The Double.” Espionage thriller will mark the helming debut of Michael Brandt, who along with his writing partner Derek Haas penned such scripts as “Wanted” and “3:10 to Yuma.” Story kicks off with the mysterious murder of a senator […]

  • James L Brooks

    James L. Brooks to Be Honored With Laurel Award by Writers Guild

    Richard Gere and Topher Grace have signed on to topline Hyde Park and Imagenation Abu Dhabi’s “The Double.” Espionage thriller will mark the helming debut of Michael Brandt, who along with his writing partner Derek Haas penned such scripts as “Wanted” and “3:10 to Yuma.” Story kicks off with the mysterious murder of a senator […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content