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Richard Gere drama series 'Bastards' dropped

Howard Gordon and Warren Leight set to write and serve as showrunners. 

Richard Gere drama series 'Bastards' dropped

Los Angeles: Hollywood star Richard Gere's drama series "Bastards" is not moving forward at Apple.

The project was ordered straight-to-series last year and was based on the Israeli series "Nevelot", reports "variety.com".

Gere was set to star in one of the two lead roles. He would have starred as one of two elderly Vietnam vets and best friends who find their monotonous lives upended when a woman both of them loved 50 years ago is killed.

Howard Gordon and Warren Leight set to write and serve as showrunners. 

According to sources, creative differences between Apple, Gordon, and Leight led to the streamer releasing the project and paying out a large financial penalty to the producers.

There is still no official launch date for the Apple streaming service, which has been dubbed Apple TV Plus, though it is thought to be launching sometime this fall.

The tech giant has begun releasing teasers and trailers for what is expected to be its initial programming slate, including "The Morning Show" starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon and "Dickinson" starring Hailee Steinfeld.