Leading man and famed Buddhist Richard Gere has signed on to star in the supernatural thriller The Mothman Prophecies, according to Variety. The movie, helmed by Arlington Road director Mark Pellington, will tell the tale of a reporter who heads to a small West Virginia town to investigate a series of strange phenomena. It's based on a 1975 book by John A. Keel about a real-life investigation he conducted in the late 1960's.