And Now Here Comes the Movie About DSK at The Sofitel
The sex scandal of last summer involving former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn and a housekeeper at the Sofitel New York is now making its way to the big screen. (And no, it's not another porno.)
Actor Gerard Depardieu has signed onto play the role of DSK in a new movie about the French politician's fall from grace. The NY Post reports:
Hollywood director Abel Ferrara is prepping for the film, which will not be a straight biopic but is "inspired" by the fall from grace of the 62-year-old former French presidential front-runner. The movie will also co-star French actress Isabelle Adjani as Strauss-Kahn's wife, Anne Sinclair.
Depardieu said it was not necessarily Strauss-Kahn's libertine lifestyle that he objected to but his general attitude.
"It's the way he walks, with one hand in his pocket," Depardieu said. "We can all have filthy thoughts, and it's well known that these guys with huge power, money, the IMF or top judicial officials can be like that."
While DSK escaped any sexual assault charges in NYC due to the unreliability of the housekeeper's testimony, he's still facing a slew of prostitution charges in France.
No word on who will play the housekeeper, , but we can't help but wonder if the Sofitel will allow the movie to film any scenes at the hotel. We're pretty sure they just want to move on from this drama, no?