Richard Gere film to open Abu Dhabi Film Festival

September 18, 2012
On Location For "Arbitrage" - April 11, 2011
Actor Richard Gere filming on location for "Arbitrage" on the streets of Manhattan on April 11, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)

Hollywood actor Richard Gere will be jetting into Abu Dhabi next month to open this year's Abu Dhabi Film Festival with his finance thriller 'Arbitrage'.

Gere, 63, plays a successful hedge fund magnate who takes desperate measures to complete the sale of his empire in the film.

The movie, which opened in the USA this week, is already generating Oscar buzz for Gere's performance.

Director Nicholas Jarecki and actor Nate Parker will accompany him at the film's showing at the Emirates Palace Hotel on October 11.

The film is produced by Saudi Mohammad Al Turki, who will also attend the festival.

This year, the Abu Dhabi Film Festival runs from October 11- 20.

Watch Richard Gere talk about his time on 'Arbitrage':

Richard Gere's Amazing Time On 'Arbitrage'Richard Gere tells Access how "delighted" he is about the attention his new film, "Arbitrage," is getting. Also, he talks about his "terrific" character and the "superior" script. Plus, he chats about the "trust" he had with long-time friend and co-star Susan Sarandon.