Los Angeles: Hollywood star Richard Gere is set to star in 'Oppenheimer Strategies', an independent film written and to be helmed by 'Footnote' director Joseph Cedar.
The films tells the story of a small-time operator named Norman Oppenheimer who befriends a young politician at a low and lonely moment in his life.
Three years later when that politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman's life dramatically changes, reported Deadline.
Shooting will begin on January 12 next year in New York. Tadmor Entertainment Group, Fabrica de Cine and Cold Iron Pictures are financing.
The film is produced by Oren Moverman, Lawrence Inglee, Eyal Rimmon, Gideon Tadmor, Gaston Pavlovich and Miranda Bailey.