Diane Kruger, Suzanne Clement to star in Longing
The new cast member Kruger will play Alice, the favourite teacher of Gere's son while Clement will star as the boy's mother, Rachel
Actors Diane Kruger and Suzanne Celment have joined Hollywood senior Richard Gere in the English-remake of Israeli film Longing.
In the film, Gere essays the role of a bachelor who is forced to rethink his life decisions when he discovers that an ex-girlfriend had given birth to his son twenty years ago.
The new cast member Kruger will play Alice, the favourite teacher of Gere's son while Clement will star as the boy's mother, Rachel.
Savi Gabizon, who penned and directed the original film, is returning to helm the remake too.
Longing will be produced by Daniel Bekerman of Scythia Films, Current Flow Entertainment's Alexander Vinnitski and Arbitrage Pictures' Neil Mathieson.
"We have been incredibly fortunate to attract such a stellar and multi-award-winning cast for this very special and beautiful film, clearly a testament to Savi's screenplay and vision for this English language remake," Vinnitski said in a statement.
The project is an official treaty co-production between Canada and Israel. The original film premiered at the Venice Film Festival and TIFF in 2017.