Production on the film, about the murder of a U.S. senator, has been halted for six weeks to allow the Pretty Woman actor time to recover from a stunt which went wrong.
Despite his injury, Gere is adamant he wants to continue with the physical scenes instead of relying on a body double, according to his co-star Tamer Hassan.
He tells Britain’s Daily Telegraph, “We had been rehearsing for four weeks every night and Richard was great, but he had a problem with his shoulder.
“I said, ‘Look Richard, just slip in where you can’. But, oh no, not Richard, he went: ‘I want to do it’. He did it and dislocated his shoulder.
“The production was shut down for six weeks because of Richard’s shoulder and I just got told on Monday that he is going to come back and do it himself again. So fair play to him, and he looks as beautiful as he always did.”
The movie is set for release next year (11).