Richard Gere to star in Joseph Cedar movie filmed in Israel


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Actor Richard Gere is set to star in a new film by award-winning Israeli director Joseph Cedar.

Cedar also wrote the screenplay for the movie, which will be filmed in New York and Israel, the Israeli daily Yediot Acharonot reported Sunday.

The movie will be called “Oppenheimer,” according to Yediot, and also star Israeli actor Lior Ashkenazi.

Two of Cedar’s films, “Footnote” and “Beaufort,” were nominated for Academy Awards. Gere was a Golden Globe winner for his role in the film version of “Chicago.”

Meanwhile, the popular Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “Cats” is slated to come to Israel for the first time.

The musical, which has been running on Broadway for 18 years, will be performed in Israel in November, according to reports.



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