Gerard Depardieu, the veteran French actor, will play Dominique Strauss-Kahn in a film about the sex scandals that have plagued him, The Telegraph reports.
The film will be directed by American Abel Ferrara (‘Bad Lieutenant’, ‘King of New York’), and will star French actress Isabelle Adjani as DSK’s wife Anne Sinclair. No word yet on who will play Nafissatou Diallo, the maid who accused Strauss-Kahn of trying to rape her in his New York hotel room.
“It will be a film about sex and politics, and Gerard Depardieu will be perfect for the role,” Ferrara told Le Monde. Filming will begin this year on location in New York, Washington, and Paris.
Ferrara — best known for hard-hitting films about the dark and gritty side of life — said he had done a little detective work to prepare the script. “I have my own detectives,” he said, according to The Local.
While earlier rumours of the film were denied by the film’s likely producer, Vincent Maraval, Ferrara was more open about the project. “Vincent doesn’t want to talk about the project, that’s normal, he’s the producer,” said Ferrara. “But I’m the director! No one can stop me from talking about my movie.”
For his part, Depardieu, 63, who was recently in the news for drunkenly peeing in the aisle of an aeroplane, declined to comment on the role, simply telling Le Journal Du Dimanche: “In general, I’m very good at playing characters that I don’t like or those that I don’t resemble.”
Strauss-Kahn, 62, left the International Monetary Fund last May after being charged with raping a hotel maid. The case was dropped but ended his ambitions for the French presidency. He has since been accused in a number of sex scandals.
We can see the resemblance, what do you think?
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