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