The photo of him as a homeless man for his new film, "Time Out of Mind," was posted to a fan site earlier this month, along with a story of him handing out $100 bills after he finished filming.
"While the story that accompanied the photograph was somewhat fictional (especially the $100 hand-outs), it seemed to have touched something important in people," he continued. "I'd like to find out what that is and what we can do together to make something good and meaningful happen for our homeless brothers and sisters."
Gere will be hosting a fan Q&A on Malone's Facebook page Wednesday morning to discuss homelessness and "Time Out of Mind." He'll be joined by the film's director Oren Moverman. The Q&A starts at 11 a.m. ET.
"I hope you'll join us," Gere concluded the post. "We're excited to see what happens."