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Richard Gere to replace Pacino in Hedge Fund Thriller

Former ‘Godfather’ actor Al Pacino has been reported to have quit the role of a big time hedge fund manager in the new financial thriller “Arbitrage” opposite Susan Sarandon.

However, Pacino is to be replaced by Richard Gere, according to Hollywood sources. Gere is said to be in talks regarding the role.

The movie depicts a hedge fund magnate under investigation, desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire to a major bank before his double-dealings are revealed.

The film is written and directed by Nicholas Jarecki, shooting is set to begin in New York mid-spring. Eva Green, from Casino Royale, will also be starring in the film, according to Hollywood Reporter. The film is to be produced by Infinity Media.

About Alex Akesson

Alex has been specializing in hedge fund and alternative investment news since April 2006. Working mainly in research and manager interviews, she has published breaking news on the hedge fund industry on her blog, as well as several industry publications. Her access to hedge fund managers gives her insight into news stories as well, and the ability to track press releases and other breaking news in real time.
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