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Gerard Depardieu to play Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Gerard Depardieu

Story by Jack Foley

GERARD Depardieu is to play Dominique Strauss-Kahn in a new film about the sex scandal that caused the former IMF chief to resign.

He will be joined by Isabelle Adjani, who has signed on to play his wife, Anne Sinclair.

The film is being made by American director Abel Ferrara, who revealed the casting details to France’s Le Monde newspaper.

Strauss-Kahn left the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in May last year after being charged with raping a maid in a New York hotel maid. Although the case was dropped, it ended his ambitions for the French presidency.

Ferrara told Le Monde that his film would be “about the rich and powerful” and said that it would be shot in New York, Paris and Washington in June.

It makes true a long-held rumour that the film was going to be made and comes despite the reservations previously expressed by Ferrara’s producers, Wildbunch.

In typically defiant fashion, Ferrara insisted: “I am the director. No one is going to stop me talking about my film.”

The American filmmaker is best known for hard-hitting films such as Bad Lieutenant, starring Harvey Keitel, and Driller Killer.

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