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HindustanTimes Sun,26 Oct 2014

Strauss-Kahn’s sex scandal now a film

ANI  Paris, December 28, 2011
First Published: 19:24 IST(28/12/2011) | Last Updated: 19:27 IST(28/12/2011)

The sex scandals surrounding the shamed former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has inspired an American film director to develop the story for the big screen.

Bad Lieutenant director Abel Ferrara is mulling a project that would bring the 62-year French politician’s story to the big screen.

Backed by the production house Wild Bunch, the film could star popular French actor Gerard Depardieu as Strauss-Kahn, and Isabelle Adjani as his loyal wife, Anne Sinclair, The New York Daily News reports.

“Today, the only reality is that they are writing something inspired by Strauss-Kahn that will focus on addiction and politicians. It’s more that than the Strauss-Kahn scandal itself,” Vincent Maraval, head of Wild Bunch, told Deadline.com.

“If it becomes a serious thing, I’m not even sure it will be the same film with Adjani and Depardieu,” Maraval added.

Once a favorite to become the next French president, Strauss-Kahn was arrested on May 14 after being accused of sexually assaulting a New York hotel maid.

He also dodged another criminal trial in Paris after police determined that a journalist''s claim that Strauss-Kahn raped her during a 2003 interview was past the statute of limitations for prosecution.

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