'The Hoax' is solid proof of Richard Gere's acting prowess. Ably supported by Alfred Molina, Gere does a wonderful job as writer Clifford Irving. This movie is a tale of conceit intertwined with humor and emotion. Clifford manages to convince a major publishing house that he is writing an autobiography for the recluse Howard Hughes. He gets a contract and also is paid a handsome advance.
What follows is a rollercoaster ride as doubts arise about Irving's claims. How Clifford Irving finally manages to get his book published forms the gist of the story.
Look out for the following performances:
i. Alfred Molina as Dick Suskind, Irving's best friend.
ii. Marcia Harden as Edith, Irving's wife.
iii. Hope Davis as Andrea Tate, Irving's contact in the publishing house.
iv. Stanley Tucci as the publishing honcho.
This movie is already out on DVD and immensely enjoyable. A must-see!