Oren Moverman to Direct Richard Gere in 'Time Out of Mind' Project
More news about projects being sold at the upcoming Berlin Film Festival. This one is a film titled Time Out of Mind, a rather intriguing title for a film that I wish was sci-fi, but alas is just a drama. Set to be directed by Oren Moverman (of The Messenger and Rampart, both with Woody Harrelson, previously) the film will star Richard Gere, who has been getting into more roles recently including The Double, Arbitrage, Movie 43, Henry & Me and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2. QED is selling the international rights in Berlin, with WME handling them in the US, meaning they're looking to get this thing ready to film.
Quoted commenting on the project, Richard Gere states: "Time Out of Mind has obsessed me for many years now. It is a profoundly human story that we are determined to make into a powerful film that speaks to everyone. I am proud and delighted to be collaborating with the brilliant writer/director Oren Moverman in telling this emotional and uncompromising story of loss, connection and the possibility of redemption." The story is about a New Yorker who enters a shelter and tries to piece his life back together and rekindle a relationship with his estranged daughter. Moverman also commented, saying: "Richard is an actor I've admired for a long time and I am honored to be working with him on a movie that doesn't pussyfoot around social issues while telling a very accessible, human tale about a dispossessed man who is also a father, a lover, a friend and a statistic that deserves our attention." Interesting choice of words. But this sounds good.
At the moment, it seems like Time Out of Mind might premiere at a film festival like Sundance or Toronto or New York before heading to theaters, but that's a ways away. Production has yet to even be arranged, as the project is just coming together, although it has "obsessed [Gere] for many years". Both of Moverman's past films are highly acclaimed for good reason, and they're worth checking out if you haven't seen either The Messenger or Rampart. Stay tuned for more on Time Out of Mind and other Moverman projects coming up.