It appears that Paul Schrader is more into American Gigolo now than most of us were 25 years ago, because he's once again mining that territory for a film. And to the dismay of maybe only me, Richard Gere (Every time I look him up on the IMDb, I giggle anew when I remember that his middle name is "Tiffany." I'm a bad person.) will not be involved. The new film, which beings shooting this week in the UK, is entitled The Walker, and centers on the writer/director's "vision of what his American Gigolo protagonist would have become when he hit 50." This time the character, to be played by the frighteningly-close-to-50 Woody Harrelson, is an "escort of society ladies" in DC, whose gifts are, in Schrader's words, "more social than sexual. He's this society walker who has his lady friends, and a boyfriend on the side." A boyfriend, eh? And the plot thickens...

Among Harrelson's clients will be the still-stunning Lauren Bacall; other cast members include Ned Beatty, Lily Tomlin, and English Patient pals Willem Dafoe and Kristen Scott Thomas.