Johnny Depp and Marion Cotillard are set to star in the Brett Ratner-directed “The Libertine”.
Inspired by former IMF managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the Ben Kopit scripted tale centers on a French diplomat (Depp) who is accused of sexual assault and put under house arrest.
In real life, the case against Strauss-Kahn fell apart due to the questions surrounding the credibility of the maid and a lack of physical evidence. A later civil suit was settled out of court.
Despite the same title and involvement of Depp, the film has no connection with the 2004 period drama “The Libertine”.