Dominique Strauss-Kahn to be Played by Gerard Depardieu in Movie

By Tom Liddy on February 5, 2012 5:06pm 

Gerard Depardieu was tapped to play Dominique Strauss-Kahn in an upcoming film about the former IMF chief.
Gerard Depardieu was tapped to play Dominique Strauss-Kahn in an upcoming film about the former IMF chief.
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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.

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