Richard Gere, Steve Coogan, Laura Linney Join Drama 'Dinner'

New York Film Fest Richard Gere - H 2014
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New York Film Fest Richard Gere - H 2014

Chloe Sevigny and Laura Linney also will star in Oren Moverman's upcoming film.

The guests have been officially announced for Oren Moverman's upcoming The Dinner.

Steve Coogan, Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Chloe Sevigny and Rebecca Hall have joined the cast of the drama, based on Herman Koch's best-selling novel. Coogan, Gere and Linney had previously been attached to star but have now been confirmed. Shooting is set to start later this week in New York.

The Dinner sees Coogan and Linney playing a couple who head out for a meal with Coogan's politician brother (Gere) and his wife (Hall). Tensions already exist between the two siblings, but the drama in the restaurant unfolds when a dark secret emerges about their respective children, who have committed a major crime. 

“Herman Koch's The Dinner is an extraordinarily provocative, conscience-bending ride that takes on culturally relevant issues and turns them into an intricate menu of human passions and primal fears," said Moverman, who directed Gere in last year's Time Out of Mind and saw his film The Messenger pick up two Academy nominations. "I am honored to be tackling this international phenomenon as an American film with our family of talented artists and brilliant actors."

Cotty Chubb, Lawrence Inglee, Eddie Vaisman and Julia Lebedev are the producers of the pic, which is a Code Red, ChubbCo and Blackbird production. Code Red is fully financing, and Protagonist Pictures is handling international sales.

Executive producers on the project are Leonid Lebedev, Angel Lopez, Olga Segura and Eva Daniels.

Protagonist will introduce The Dinner to buyers next month at the EFM in Berlin.