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January 16, 2008
Actor Richard Gere to appear at State House
PROVIDENCE -- The Rhode Island Film and Television Office announced that actor Richard Gere, who is starring with Joan Allen in a movie that will be filmed entirely in Rhode Island, is due to take the stage at the State House today.
Gere, who is also the movie's producer, is expected in the State House rotunda at 2 p.m. as part of an official welcome for the filming of Hachiko: A Dog Story, which will be directed by Academy Award nominee Lasse Hallstrom, who did Cider House Rules, Chocolat and The Hoax.
The film and television office said in a news release that the new movie is based on a true story of a professor who adopts an abandoned dog who becomes his best friend, "a relationship that changes both of their lives as they form an unbreakable bond."
Governor Carcieri's schedule indicates the governor is expected to attend.
Movie producers, Vicki Shigekuni Wong and Bill Johnson, are also expected.
-- projo.com staff writer Michael McKinney
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