Miramax's "Hoax" to tickle the funnybone?
I just took a look at the new trailer for Lasse Hallstrom's "The Hoax," which Miramax is releasing later this year. In the film, Richard Gere portrays Clifford Irving, who infamously sold a falsified biography of Howard Hughes to McGraw-Hill in the 1970s.
The film looks light and fluffy, if you ask me, with a performance from Gere that looks as potentially eccentric as it could be rote. But the sell is obviously full-blown comedy, so maybe that talk of Gere's Oscar prospects that has been circling the project for some time was all for naught. Globes attention? Looks more likely, but these are decisions left to be made once we've actually seen the film.
Further trailer talk ("The Prestige") at The Blog.