Release Date: April 6, 2007 (limited; wide release: April 13)
Studio: Miramax Films
Director: Lasse Hallström
Screenwriter: William Wheeler
Starring: Richard Gere, Alfred Molina, Marcia Gay Harden, Hope Davis, Julie Delpy, Eli Wallach, Stanley Tucci
MPAA Rating: R (for language)
“The Hoax,” directed by Lasse Hallström, is inspired by true events in the life of Clifford Irving, the writer who nearly pulled off one of the most audacious media scams in history, when his “autobiography” of Howard Hughes was published. Golden Globe® Award-winner Richard Gere stars as Irving, who claimed the book was based on in-person interviews he conducted with the reclusive billionaire, which were in fact completely bogus. Academy Award® winner Marcia Gay Harden, Alfred Molina and Hope Davis also star.