Richard Gere looks so young and sprightly in the previews for The Hoax, a tale based on the true story of one of the greatest media deceptions ever attempted. In the early 1970s, writer Clifford Irving (Gere) sells a "biography" about Howard Hughes, featuring exclusive information about the mysterious and fiercely private billionaire.
Eager for the juicy story, Irving's publishers pay him exorbitant advances for the manuscript — which he promptly fabricates. Alfred Molina — who happens to be one of my favorite actors working right now — stars as Irving's friend and right-hand man in the hoax. You can read my review this Friday when the film comes out. Until then, to watch the trailer and tell me what you think, just read more