Strauss-Kahn’s sex scandal now a film

  • ANI, Paris
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  • Updated: Dec 28, 2011 19:27 IST

Former IMF chief and French presidency hopeful Dominique Strauss-Kahn was in news for alleged sexual assault case against him which was dramatically dropped. The scandal however, forced him to resign his IMF post and destroyed his political career. Reuters

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

“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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