In THE DOUBLE, the mysterious murder of a US senator bearing the distinctive trademark of the legendary Soviet assassin “Cassius,” forces Paul Shepherdson (Richard Gere), a retired CIA operative, to team with rookie FBI agent, Ben Geary (Topher Grace), to solve the crime.
Having spent his career chasing Cassius, Shepherdson is convinced his nemesis is long dead, but is pushed to take on the case by his former supervisor, Tom Highland (Martin Sheen). Meanwhile, Agent Geary, who wrote his Master’s thesis on Shepherdson’s pursuit of the Soviet killer, is certain that Cassius has resurfaced. As Shepherdson and Geary work their way through crimes both past and present, they discover that Cassius may not be the person they always thought him to be, forcing both to re-examine everything and everyone around them.
A taut espionage thriller, THE DOUBLE stars Richard Gere, Topher Grace, Martin Sheen, Stephen Moyer, Odette Yustman, and Stana Katic. Written by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, the team behind “Wanted” and “3:10 To Yuma,” the film also represents Brandt’s directorial debut.
The film is set for a September 23 release.
Lionsgate has acquired U.S. and U.K. distribution rights to ensemble comedy “The Big Wedding” from Nu Image / Millenium films.
Lionsgate plans to open the film domestically on Oct. 19, 2012. The announcement was made jointly Tuesday.
Cast includes Robert De Niro, Susan Sarandon, Diane Keaton, Katherine Heigl, Amanda Seyfried, Robin Williams, Ben Barnes and Topher Grace. It’s currently shooting in Greenwich, Ct.
“Wedding,” written and directed by Justin Zackham (“The Bucket List”), centers around De Niro and Keaton’s characters, a long divorced couple being forced to pretend that they are still happily married at their son’s wedding.
Zackham, Clay Pecorin, Richard Salvatore and Harry Ufland are producing. Nu Image’s Avi Lerner, Danny Dimbort and Trevor Short are executive producing.
“Wedding” is the first title to be dated on Oct. 19, 2012. Par’s opening “Fun Size” and Sony’s slotted the untitled Kathryn Bigelow drama for the previous frame.
Lionsgate handled Nu Image’s “The Expendables” and the upcoming “Conan the Barbarian.”
Negotiations on behalf of Lionsgate were overseen by Jason Constantine along with Eda Kowan and Wendy Jaffe.
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