Abel Ferrara continues to insist disgraced French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn will be the inspiration for an upcoming film. First revealed at the tail end of last year, reports surfaced that the director was looking at Gerard Depardieu and Isabelle Adjani to star in a movie that will use the Strasse-Kahn affair, and incidents involving Bill Clinton and Silvio Berlusconi and more to tell a fictionalized tale about sexual scandals. Production company Wild Bunch were quick to downplay any connection to DSK saying the film would only have “a little bit” of influence from his highly publicized incident in New York City. While, we’ll have to see how it all plays out, Ferrara is quickly moving on the project.
Apparently fueled on cocktails during the France premiere of “Go Go Tales” (delayed in the country for a variety of arcane reasons), Le Monde caught up with the chatty director. Ferrara said that the film will shoot in June, is set in Washington, New York and Paris and “is a film about the rich and powerful.” But while Wild Bunch exec Vincent Maraval confirms Ferrara will shoot a movie in June, they say he “has four projects in mind, and we have not yet made our choice” as to which one to greenlight.
Of course, Ferrara scoffs, “Vincent does not speak of this project, it’s normal, it is the producer. But I am the director! Nobody will help to speak of my film.” (Sorry, rough Google translation here). He also adds, “It will be a film about politics and sex with Depardieu and Adjani. So many say that this is as much a film about them both.”
Either way, it will be interesting to see how it plays out. Ferrara also claims that the whole DSK affair took place in the Sofitel hotel room where he shot part of “New Rose Hotel,” but it’s hard to tell if that was the cocktails talking. Clearly, he’s stuck on this subject and wants to make a movie about, and while it’s promising, we’re kind of curious what those three other projects are. Hopefully, we’ll know more soon.