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GERE, STONE, DAVIDOVICH AND LANDAU SET TO MEET AT 'INTERSECTION'

 HOLLYWOOD, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Richard Gere, Sharon Stone, Lolita Davidovich and Martin Landau will star in the romantic drama "Intersection," a Bud Yorkin Production in association with Frederic Golchan for the Motion Picture Group of Paramount Pictures, it was announced by John Goldwyn, group president/Production. Mark Rydell will direct the screenplay written by Marshall Brickman and David Rayfiel, inspired by the French film, "Les Choses de la Vie." Yorkin and Rydell are the producers of the film. Golchan is the executive producer with Ray Hartwick serving as co-producer.
 "Intersection" began principal photography on March 22.
 Architect Vincent Eastman (Gere) seems to have created the perfect design for living. Brilliant and successful, he can solve any problem with his affable charm or the stroke of a pencil. Yet, real life comes with edges that are not so easy to smooth out. Ultimately, Vincent finds himself at an emotional intersection where he must choose between rebuilding his marriage to Sally (Stone) or commit to a permanent relationship with Olivia (Davidovich), a passionate affair which has redefined his life. Landau portrays Neal, a partner in Vincent Eastman's firm.
 Rydell describes the film as "an exciting opportunity to make a mature and passionate love story which examines personal responsibilities."
 Gere is currently starring in "Sommersby" and the upcoming "Mr. Jones." He is also part of the stellar ensemble cast of the HBO telefilm "And the Bank Played On," set to air this summer. Gere's film credits include "Final Analysis," Akira Kurosawa's "Rhapsody in August," "Pretty Woman," "Internal Affairs," "Miles from Home," "No Mercy," "Power," "King David, "The Cotton Club," "Breathless," "An Officer and a Gentleman," "American Gigolo," "Yanks," "Days of Heaven," "Bloodbrothers," and "Looking for Mr. Goodbar."
 Stone established herself as a major film star last year with her role as the dangerously seductive Catherine Tramell in the international box office hit "Basic Instinct." Her performance was nominated this year for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. Stone recently completed work on Paramount's "Sliver," a psychosexual mystery produced by Robert Evans and co-starring William Baldwin and Tom Berenger. "Sliver" is set for release this May. Stone's film credits also include "Year of the Gun," "Scissors," "Diary of a Hit Man," "He Said, She Said," "Total Recall," "Action Jackson," and "Above the Law."
 Davidovich recently starred opposite Steve Martin in the Paramount comedy-drama "Leap of Faith." Davidovich first received worldwide recognition
in the title role of "Blaze." She recently starred in "Raising Cain" and "The Inner Circle." She also appeared in Oliver Stone's "JFK." Her upcoming films are "Money Man" and Percy Adlon's "Younger and Younger."
 Landau recently completed work with Stone on Paramount's "Sliver," a psychosexual mystery produced by Robert Evans and co- starring William Baldwin and Tom Berenger. "Sliver" is set for release this May. Landau has appeared in more than 50 motion pictures, including "Crimes and Misdemeanors" and "Tucker: The Man and His Dream," both of which garnered the actor Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actor. His film credits also include "North by Northwest," "The Greatest Story Ever Told," and "Cleopatra." Among Landau's numerous starring roles on television movies and episodic television shows are the hit series "Mission: Impossible" and "Space 1999." Throughout his career, Landau has received many awards and citations, including three Emmy Award nominations, a Golden Globe Award, the Brazilian Saci Award and the German Bravo.
 Rydell received an Academy Award nomination as Best Director for "On Golden Pond" and most recently directed Bette Midler in her Oscar-nominated performance in "For the Boys." His last four pictures have garnered 20 Oscar nominations and his track record for directing actors to award-caliber performances includes Marsha Mason's Oscar nomination for "Cinderella Liberty," Sissy Spacek's nomination for "The River," Katherine Hepburn and Henry Fonda who both received Academy Awards for "On Golden Pond," and Midler's prior Oscar nomination for her screen debut in "The Rose."
 Award-winning producer Yorkin began his career writing, directing and producing many of television's most honored and popular series of the golden age. His credits include "The Jack Benny Show," "The Colgate Comedy Hour with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis," and such specials as "An Evening with Fred Astaire." Yorkin then teamed up with Norman Lear to form Tandem Productions, launching a series of television shows that would revolutionize the medium, such as "All In The Family," "Maude," "Sanford and Son," "Good Times," and "Diff'rent Strokes." As for the silver screen, Yorkin's film credits as a producer/director are "Twice in a Lifetime," "The Thief Who Came to Dinner," and "Start the Revolution Without Me." He also directed "Come Blow Your Horn," "Divorce American Style" and was executive producer of Ridley Scott's landmark sci-fi adventure "Blade Runner."
 Golchan served as executive producer on the Bill Murray comedy "Quick Change," which he had also developed with Murray. For television, Golchan was executive producer of the telefilm "In the Deep Woods" and was producer of "Freedom Fighter" and "Dream Date."
 Hartwick's co-producer credits include "For the Boys," "Scrooged," and "Vibes." He was also executive producer of "Uncle Buck" and "Out of Bounds." Hartwick also served as unit production manager for such films as "Opportunity Knocks," "Crossroads," "Scarface," and "Annie," and "The Untouchables," on which he also served as associate producer.
 Screenwriter Brickman recently co-wrote the musical drama "For the Boys," including one song featured in its score. He wrote and directed the screenplays for "The Manhattan Project," which he also produced, "Lovesick" and "Simon." Brickman also co-wrote several films with Woody Allen, including "Manhattan," "Sleeper," and "Annie Hall," for which they shared an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
 Screenwriter Rayfiel recently co-wrote with Robert Towne the screen adaptation of John Grisham's best-seller "The Firm," which recently completed production, starring Tom Cruise. Rayfiel's screenwriting credits include "Havana," "'Round Midnight," "La Mort en Direct," "Lipstick," "Three Days of the Condor," and "Valdez is Coming."
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