THE DINNER is an upcoming drama thriller film directed and written by Oren Moverman (The Messenger, Rampart), based on the Dutch novel of same name by Herman Koch. It stars Richard Gere, Steve Coogan, Laura Linney, Rebecca Hall, Chloë Sevigny, and Charlie Plummer. Premiering in-competition at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale 2017), the film mark a reunion for Moverman and Gere, who were last seen collaborating for 2015’s acclaimed drama Time Out of Mind.
In THE DINNER, Richard Gere is a popular congressman running for governor, Steve Coogan as his estranged younger brother, and Rebecca Hall and Laura Linney as their respective spouses. As the four meet for a meal at a posh restaurant, there’s something sinister behind the haute cuisine trappings and faux pleasantries: Their teenage sons have committed a terrible crime but so far gotten away with it, and the question is what to do about it.