WATCH: New ‘The Benefactor’ Clip Where Richard Gere Crosses Boundaries
The Benefactor, a fiction debut by documentarian Andrew Renzi. It stars Richard Gere as a rich reclusive philanthropist who once killed his friends (Cheryl Hines and Dylan Baker) by drunkenly driving them off an embankment. When their daughter (Dakota Fanning) calls him to say that she’s married to a doctor (Theo James) and having his baby, the rich guy emerges from hiding and showers them with gifts. Whether it’s altruism or guilt or something even darker, Franny can’t help but lavish luxury upon the young couple, ingratiating himself in their lives in a way that crosses boundaries.
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The Benefactor will be available in US theaters and On Demand January 15, 2016. Franny’s release date for Italy is December 23, 2015, the Netherlands is January 31, 2016 and the United Kingdom is February 29, 2016.