Richard-Gere-to-Lead-Oren-Movermans-Time-Out-of-MindWith one perfect and one almost-perfect film under his belt already, the Oscar-nominated Oren Moverman is about to go behind the camera once more for his third feature, Time Out of Mind.

Deadline reports that Richard Gere has signed on to take the leading role, and will also be producing the drama.

Time Out of Mind sees Gere star as a New Yorker who enters a shelter when he runs out of other housing options, and then struggles to piece his life back together and fix the troubled relationship with his estranged daughter.

Moverman has adapted the script from a story by fellow Oscar nominee Jeffrey Caine (The Constant Gardner).

Gere will produce the film alongside Caroline Kaplan (Boys Don’t Cry) and Moverman’s past collaborator Lawrence Inglee (The Messenger, Rampart). The actor is coming off an acclaimed performance in Nicholas Jarecki’s dramatic-thriller, Arbitrage, earning him a nod at the Golden Globes for Best Actor.

Following 2011’s Rampart, Moverman has been focusing more on writing, co-writing John Pogue’s upcoming horror, The Quiet Ones, starring Jared Harris and Sam Claflin; and writing Bill Pohad’s upcoming biopic of Beach Boys songwriter Brian Wilson, Lover & Mercy, starring Paul Dano, John Cusack, Elizabeth Banks, and Paul Giamatti.

And as a huge fan of both Moverman’s directorial efforts, The Messenger and Rampart, I cannot wait to see the writer-director return behind the camera.

QED will be handling international sales in Berlin next month, with WME handling the stateside rights.

Production on Time Out of Mind is expected to get underway in March. No word yet on who’ll be joining Gere in the drama, but Moverman has assembled two fantastic ensembles for his first two films, and will hopefully do the same here. More as we get it.