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Watch: Richard Gere Begins a Beautiful Breakdown in ‘The Benefactor’ Trailer

Watch: Richard Gere Begins a Beautiful Breakdown in 'The Benefactor' Trailer


Formerly titled “Franny,” Andrew Renzi’s feature debut arrives with a new name and a new trailer today as “The Benefactor,” which stars Richard Gere and Dakota Fanning in a wrenching drama centered around one man’s downward spiral.

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Five years after her life was turned upside down by the accidental death of her parents, orphaned Olivia (Fanning) turns to the sole man who survived the car accident that killed her parents for financial and emotional support, Franny (Gere). But when it becomes clear that Franny’s charity goes deeper than casual altruism, he begins to crumble under the weight of his addictions and obligations.

Watch the new trailer for the forthcoming film above, and catch “The Benefactor” in theaters January 15. 

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