Richard Gere, Steve Coogan, Laura Linney to Star in Oren Moverman’s ‘The Dinner’
- LONDON — RICHARD GERE, STEVE COOGAN, LAURA LINNEY, REBECCA HALL and CHLOE SEVIGNY are to star in OREN MOVERMAN’s THE DINNER, which is based on the bestselling novel by Herman Koch.
“The Dinner” starts as Paul and Claire Lohman (Coogan, Linney) get ready for a dinner with Paul’s politician brother Stan (Gere), and his wife Barbara (Hall). Tensions already exist between the two brothers — Stan is a smooth-talking celebrity who is the favorite to win the governor’s race, while Paul has a chip on his shoulder and is currently not working. But, as the evening in a chic restaurant progresses, dark secrets emerge about their respective children. A monstrous crime has been committed by the Lohman kids, and the two couples are divided about how to handle the situation.
Moverman, whose last film was Gere’s “Time Out of Mind,” has adapted Koch’s novel and will direct. He commented: “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” Cotty Chubb, Lawrence Inglee, Eddie Vaisman and Julia Lebedev are the producers of the film, 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.