Abel Ferrara Working on Dominique Strauss-Kahn-Inspired Project
Abel Ferrara, best known as an independent filmmaker of such films as Ms. 45 (1981), King of New York (1990), Bad Lieutenant (1992) and The Funeral (1996) is now re-teaming with screenwriter Christ Zois (New Rose Hotel) to work on a feature script partly inspired by this summer’s Dominique Strauss-Kahn affair.
Gérard Depardieu and Isabelle Adjani have been rumored to be circling characters originally based on the scandal-plagued former International Monetary fund chief and his wife Anne Sinclair and have met the director.
Vincent Maraval, a co-founder, director and head of acquisitions and sales for Wild Bunch, first broke the news. Earlier this year Ferrara was making 4:44 Last Day On Earth with Wild Bunch.
One thing we do know is that there’s a real common desire amongst Depardieu, Adjani and Ferrara to work together. But like every day in this business, we have to see if there’s a film there. 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. If it becomes a serious thing, I’m not even sure it will be the same film with Adjani and Depardieu.
And Oscar-nominated Depardieu who has played Obélix in the three Astérix movies added,
In general, I’m very good at playing characters that I don’t like or those that I don’t resemble.
Watch the scene from 4:44 Last Day on Earth, a 2011 drama film directed by Abel Ferrara that competed in competition at the 68th Venice International Film Festival in September.
4:44 Last Day on Earth – Clip