French President Nicolas Sarkozy is no stranger to drama. And now it looks like an embarrassing biopic film about his rise to power will feature at the Cannes Film Festival next month.
The Conquest is the first film about a sitting French president to be shot and screened during his term in office. Sarkozy’s opponents are already looking forward to its upcoming release, as well as the trailer, which shows Sarkozy telling staff: “Don’t forget, I’m a Ferrari, you open the hood with white gloves on!” Sarkozy’s advisers are concerned that the film will hurt the president’s chance at re-election and his already low approval rating.
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The other comedy that will premiere at Cannes is Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, with a cameo appearance of President Sarkozy’s wife, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy. And it seems that Woody Allen is even considering casting President Sarkozy in a few films. In an interview with Journal du Dimanche AFP reports Allen suggests Humphrey Bogart type roles for the French President should he ever consider leaping into acting. “If such an idea ever came into my head, I could no doubt find him work. I could see him in a Bogart type role,” he said. But Allen didn’t stop there. He also noted psychopathic gangsters like Joe Pesci in GoodFellas could suit the French President. “A hard nut? Yes, yes, I’m sure he could play that,” Allen joked.
As to whether the first lady of France will appear in future films directed by Woody Allen, the director denied rumors that she was interested in future roles as she took up the opportunity for fun. (Via AFP)
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