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Berlin: ‘Oppenheimer Strategies’ Draws Michael Sheen, Steve Buscemi

Michael Sheen, Steve Buscemi and Josh Charles have joined Richard Gere’s political drama “Oppenheimer Strategies,” with shooting starting next week in New York and Israel.

The Solution Entertainment Group is selling international rights at Berlin. ICM Partners is repping the project domestically.

Charlotte Gainsbourg, Dan Stevens, Isaach De Bankole and Israeli actor Lior Ashkenazi have also joined the cast with Joseph Cedar directing from his own script.

The film is produced by Gideon Tadmor and Tadmor Entertainment, Miranda Bailey and Cold Iron Pictures, David Mandil and MoviePlus Productions, Lawrence Inglee, Eyal Rimmon and Oren Moverman; executive producers are Michal Graidy, Caroline Kaplan, Amanda Marshall, Jim Kaufman and Doug Mankoff.

Gere plays the titular character. His life dramatically changes after the young politician he befriended during a dark period in his life becomes an influential world leader.

Cedar’s 2011 film “Footnote” received an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film, as well as the Prix du scénario (Best Screenplay Award) at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

The news was first reported by Deadline.com.

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