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LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Richard Gere and Topher Grace are teaming up for the spy thriller "The Double."
Screenwriter Michael Brandt will make his directorial debut on the Hyde Park/Imagenation Abu Dhabi production.
Brandt and his writing partner, Derek Haas, whose credits include "Wanted" and "3:10 to Yuma," penned "Double," which begins with the murder of a senator in Washington by a Soviet assassin long thought to be dead. A retired CIA operative (Gere), who spent his career going toe-to-toe with his Soviet nemeses, is forced to partner with a young FBI agent (Grace) to hunt the killer down.
Brandt said he's a fan of films such as "The Conversation," "Three Days of the Condor" and "No Way Out," and hopes to follow in their tradition.
Gere's recent screen work includes "Brooklyn's Finest" and "Amelia," and Grace next appears in 20th Century Fox's "Predators."