In the 1980’s and even 1990’s Richard Gere was a big pull at the box office but as the 1990’s drew to a close Gere’s career started to slide down the slippery slope of forgetfulness, but now he has returned with a new movie The Double. Starring Topher Grace the pair play agents trying to track down a legendary Soviet assassin Cassius, an assassin Gere has been tracking all his career. Sadly this trailer isn’t blessed with anything original and to really put an dampener on things this trailer has spoiler slapped on its forehead giving away any twists or turns this movie has to offer. If this movie doesn’t appeal to you please fire away and watch the trailer if you want to to see dont click play.
The Double doesn’t have a UK release date however this looks certain to be a direct to DVD affair but in USA its getting a limited release at the end of the month on September 23rd, the movie also stars Stana Katic, Stephen Moyer, Martin Sheen, Odette Annable.
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.