Legendary French actor Gerard Depardieu will play disgraced former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Khan in an upcoming move based on the New York hotel maid rape scandal.
Isabelle Adjani, who is to star as Strauss-Kahn’s multimillionaire journalist wife, Anne Sinclair in the film being directed by Abel Ferrara, has promised that the movie would not shirk from the toughest elements of the tale.
“It should be fascinating because we have a director who isn''t French in charge and he''s going to go where it hurts,” Adjani said in a recent interview with the weekly Journal de Dimanche.“With him, there''s no risk of being politically correct,” she added.
Adjani said that the film, inspired by the famous couple''s relationship, will go behind the ‘closed doors of a couple in torment,’ the New York Daily News reports.
According to the paper, Depardieu said in March he found Strauss-Kahn ‘arrogant’ and ‘self-satisfied,’ but because of that he would be an interesting character to play.
“Because I don''t like him I''m going to do it,” he told Swiss broadcaster RTS.