In 1971, writer Clifford Irving told an incredible whopper - one that became one of the most audacious and outrageous hoaxes ever perpetrated on the media and American public. Claiming to have obtained Howard Hughes' long sought-after memoirs, Irving pulled the wool over the entire publishing industry's eyes, and nearly made off with major cash and worldwide fame, until his clever yarn unraveled into a serious crime.
Now from Academy Award®-nominated director Lasse Hallström (CIDER HOUSE RULES, CHOCOLAT) comes THE HOAX, a riveting caper inspired by Irving's untrue story. Jumping off from the still controversial facts surrounding Irving's ruse into a fictional reverie, the film mischievously and imaginatively explores how a man, an industry and an entire nation could become intoxicated by a good story . . . in sheer defiance of the fact that it never really happened.
Cast: Richard Gere, Alfred Molina, Stanley Tucci, Hope Davis, Julie Delpy
Directed by Lasse Halstrom
Movie in English with subtitles in Latvian and Russian.
Acme Film SIA