Acclaimed french actor Gérard Depardieu is fully embracing his bad boy tabloid image in Abel Ferrara’s “Welcome to New York.” Inspired by the scandal surrounding French politician and economist Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the film stars Depardieua as a possible candidate for the Presidency of France who is arrested after being accused of raping a maid at his luxury New York City hotel.
IFC Films has released a new trailer for the drama that teases all of the dark debauchery Depardieu’s character has in store for audiences. “Welcome to New York” will be released theatrically and On Demand on March 27 after being cut down from its 125 minute runtime. Although audiences won’t be getting the longer version that screened at festivals last year, the new trailer still guarantees a drama full of intriguing scandal and real world politics. The film co-stars Jacqueline Bisset, Marie Mouté and Drena De Niro.
Watch the trailer below