Dominique Strauss-Kahn to be Played by Gerard Depardieu in Movie
MANHATTAN — Mon dieu!
Actor Gerard Depardieu is expected to play Dominique Strauss-Kahn in an upcoming film about the scandal-scarred French politician and former International Monetary Fund chief.
The movie, directed by Abel Ferrara, will feature Isabelle Adjani as Strauss-Kahn's wife, Anne Sinclair, the BBC said.
The film, about the rape accusations from Midtown hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo that led to Strauss-Kahn's downfall, will be shot in New York, Paris and Washington, the report said.
"In all the places of power: It's a film about the rich and powerful," Ferrara said, according to the BBC.
Strauss-Kahn was arrested last May after he was accused of raping Diallo at the Sofitel, but the charges were later dropped after prosecutors found inconsistencies in her story.
Strauss-Kahn, a one-time leading presidential contender was forced out of the IMF in a scandal that rocked the US and France.
Diallo came forward to maintain her side of the story, but prosecutors ultimately decided not to pursue the case.