According to The Hollywood Reporter, Walt Disney Studios has picked up domestic distribution rights to director Lasse Hallstrom's upcoming drama Hoax.

The film, starring Richard Gere, centers on Clifford Irving, who wrote a bogus biography of Howard Hughes and sold it to McGraw-Hill in the early '70s. Alfred Molina will play Richard Suskind, Irving's accomplice in pulling off the media hoax, while Marcia Gay Harden will star as Irving's wife, Edith.

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