Richard Gere on playing Franny at the film's Tribeca premiere

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The stars of Franny shine at the film's Tribeca Film Festival premiere

From the LifeMinute Team

April 23, 2015

Richard Gere, Dakota Fanning and Theo James hit the red carpet at the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of FrannyAs Writer-Director Andrew Renzi describes it, "[It's] a film about a man who should know who he is at this time in his life but has to redefine his life, and he kind of does that through meeting this young couple."

One half of that couple is played by James, who adds his own take on the film, "It's about redemption and the guilt at the loss [Franny] feels, and it’s about family. And it’s kind of a character study, really."

Gere, who plays the film's title character, describes his experience when he first read the script as...well, almost indescribable. "I had one of the more unusual and original characters I read," says the multi award-winning actor, "And I can’t really describe him. You’re going to have to see the movie."

As for Fanning, the other half of the film's featured couple, the gifted actress was happy to be in such talented company. "Getting to work with Richard was really amazing, and he’s such an icon and getting to know him and work with him was so inspiring," she says, "And getting to know Theo was really fun. And Andrew Renzi, the director, is amazing."

Heading into the screening, Renzi was hopeful about how Franny would be received by the Tribeca audience, telling us, "It’s an exciting sort of thriller drama and has some comedic elements, so I think it should be a good screening."

For more information, check out TribecaFilm.com/filmguide/franny-2015.