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Richard Gere 'remarkable' as homeless NYC man in 'Time Out of Mind,' plus more movie news

Richard Gere in a scene from "Time Out

Richard Gere in a scene from "Time Out of Mind." Credit: AP / Allison Rosa

THE MOVIE "Time Out of Mind"

THE DEAL Richard Gere steps out of his comfort zone to play George, a homeless New York City man, in this drama by Oren Moverman ("Rampart"). Jena Malone plays George's estranged daughter, while Ben Vereen stars as a down-and-out jazz musician. Variety called Gere's performance "remarkable . . . he appears to have purged every trace of actorly vanity or self-consciousness." Some scenes of Gere begging real New Yorkers for change were filmed in secret.

INFO Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Soundview Cinemas, 7 Soundview Market Place, Port Washington. Tickets are $15-$20;


WHO Shia LaBeouf

THE MOVIE "Man Down"

THE DEAL Remember when the actor was publicly shamed for plagiarism and then wore a paper bag bearing the words "I am not famous anymore"? Well, he still is famous after all, and his new movie could spark a potential bidding war at the Toronto International Film Festival, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film stars LaBeouf as a former Marine searching for his wife (Kate Mara) and child in a post-apocalyptic America. The director is Dito Montiel, an independent filmmaker known for drawing big-name talent like Channing Tatum, Robin Williams and Robert Downey Jr.


WHO Jamie Foxx

THE MOVIE "Baby Driver"

THE DEAL The singer-turned-actor, last seen as the Daddy Warbucks figure in "Annie," is in talks to join a new action film, reports. Foxx would play a crime boss who coerces a young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) into working for him. The cast also includes Lily James, of Disney's live-action "Cinderella." The writer-director is Edgar Wright, whose credits include "The World's End" and "Shaun of the Dead."

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