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Richard Gere to Star in and Executive Produce Apple Adaptation of Israeli Drama ‘Nevelot’

Untitled drama from Howard Gordon and Warren Leight centers on two Vietnam vets whose lives are upended when a woman they both loved dies

Richard Gere is set to star in an adaptation of the Israeli drama “Nevelot,” which is near a series order at Apple.

Written by Howard Gordon and executive produced by Warren Leight, the untitled drama follows two elderly Vietnam vets and best friends who find their monotonous lives upended when a woman they both loved 50 years ago is killed by a car. Their lifelong regrets and secrets collide with their resentment of today’s self-absorbed millennials, and an act of self-defense snowballs into a tragic series of events.

Gere is attached to star and executive produce the eight-episode series alongside Gordon, Leight, original series creator Dror Sabo, Lee Yardeni, Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Rachel Kaplan, Peter Traugott, Yoram Mokady and Mirit Toovi.

Based on the novel from Yoram Kaniuk, the original 2012 series was created by Dror Sabo with Daphna Levin and Lee Yardeni and produced for the Israeli cable network HOT.

The new adaptation hails from Fox 21 Television Studios, Keshet Studios and Gordon’s Teakwood Lane Productions.