THE BENEFACTOR FKA FRANNY
Director: Andrew Renzi
Writer: Andrew Renzi
Producers: Kevin Turen, Jay Schuminsky, Tom Fore, and Jason Berman
Cast: Richard Gere, Dakota Fanning, and Theo James
Mysterious and hedonistic billionaire philanthropist Franny (Gere) feels responsible for the untimely deaths of two married friends, sending his life into a downwards spiral of depression and guilt. Five years later he finds an opportunity to ingratiate himself with their now grown and pregnant daughter Olivia (Fanning) and her new husband Dr. Luke (James). But their mutually beneficial relationship takes a dark turn when Franny grows obsessed with the young couple and begins to manipulate them in an effort to relive the bond he once shared with Olivia’s parents.