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Richard Gere’s ‘Franny’ Gets U.S. Distribution From Goldwyn

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired U.S. rights to Richard Gere’s “Franny” following its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival last month.

Gere stars as a hedonistic philanthropist who interferes in the lives of newly married couples in an attempt to relive his past. Dakota Fanning, Theo James, Clarke Peters, Cheryl Hines and Dylan Baker also star.

Andrew Renzi makes his feature directing debut on “Franny,” helming from his own script.

Production companies are Celerity Pictures and TideRock Media in association with Treehouse Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Soaring Flight Productions, Audax Films and Magnolia Entertainment. Producers are Kevin Turen, Jason Michael Berman, Jay Schuminsky and Thomas B. Fore.

The deal was negotiated by Ian Puente and Angel An on behalf of Samuel Goldwyn Films, and by WME Global and CAA on behalf of the filmmakers. Fortitude International will be handling sales in Cannes on behalf of QED International.

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