Warner Brothers will produce a film about controversial former International Monetary Fund managing director, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The script is titled The Libertine, and it will be the second film about Strauss-Kahn following last year’s Welcome to New York (sadly, no relation to the song of the same name), which portrayed him as an unashamed sex-pest, played by Gérard Depardieu.
In 2012 Strauss-Kahn was accused of sexually assaulting a maid in a New York hotel; the charges were eventually dropped due to questions surrounding the maid’s credibility, and Strauss-Kahn subsequently settled a civil action out of court.
But he was back in court in France as recently as this June, accused of “aggravated pimping” along with 13 other co-defendants, of which he was acquitted. He admitted to taking part in sex orgies, but claimed he didn’t know that participants were paid to be involved.
The new film is said to be a “comedic dramatization,” and was written by newcomer Ben Kopit, a recent graduate from UCLA’s screenwriting program.