Abel Ferrara and Gérard Depardieu join talents, penises for film based on Dominique Strauss-Kahn scandal
Director Abel Ferrara, who famously captured Harvey Keitel’s penis in Bad Lieutenant, and French actor Gérard Depardieu, whose penis recently made headlines while relieving itself on an airplane, will join forces for a film based on the saga of former IMF managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn—easily one of the most notorious penis stories of our times. Ferrara broke the news over the weekend, defying his producer Vincent Maraval (who has been reluctant to confirm the film despite several months’ of rumors) by saying, “Vincent doesn’t want to talk about the project. That’s normal, he’s the producer. But I’m the director! No one can stop me from talking about my movie.” Clearly feeling cocky, Ferrara then whipped out the revelations that he had confirmed Depardieu to star as Strauss-Kahn and Isabelle Adjani to play his wife, Anne Sinclair, and warned that he was about to shoot all over New York, Washington, and France. “In all spots of power, in fact,” Ferrara said. “It’s a film about rich and powerful people.” Specifically, rich and powerful people who set off troubling international sex scandals by pulling out their penises around hotel chambermaids. Indeed it is a perfect marriage of artists and material. And penises.