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Brett Ratner to direct Johnny Depp & Marion Cotillard in The Libertine

05.11.2016

Brett Ratner has announced that his next directorial effort will be THE LIBERTINE, a film loosely based on the Dominique Strauss-Kahn scandal. Johnny Depp and Marion Cotillard are both set to star in the movie, and Ratner will be directing from a script by Ben Kopit.

Described as "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? meets The Wolf Of Wall Street," the comedic take on the 2011 incident will follow "a powerful French politician who endures house arrest in a luxury NYC apartment while awaiting trial for sexual assault against a hotel maid." Apparently the entire film takes place in one location, and Ratner says "it's one of the best scripts" he's ever read. THE LIBERTINE will more than likely be retitled though since Depp previously starred in the 2004 movie of the same name.

No word on a possible production start date, but the project is currently being shopped to international buyers at the Cannes Film Festival.

Depp can be seen next in ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS on May 27th, while Cotillard has ALLIED out on November 23rd, and ASSASSIN'S CREED on December 21st.

Source: DeadlineThe Wrap

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1:56PM on 05/12/2016
Brett Ratner says the script is one of the best things he's ever read. And he's read nearly ALL of Guy Fieri's cookbooks!
Brett Ratner says the script is one of the best things he's ever read. And he's read nearly ALL of Guy Fieri's cookbooks!
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12:03PM on 05/11/2016
Ugh, Ratner.

Just stick to producing things. You've actually managed to fund some good work that way (Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant, Creed, etc.). Directing is not your forte. Neither is public speaking.
Ugh, Ratner.

Just stick to producing things. You've actually managed to fund some good work that way (Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant, Creed, etc.). Directing is not your forte. Neither is public speaking.
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11:57AM on 05/11/2016
Because nothing screams comedy like the head of the International Monetary Fund raping a hotel maid. And Brett Ratner is absolutely the first person I would think to bring the proper sensitivity to the subject.

Still, I like the actors.
Because nothing screams comedy like the head of the International Monetary Fund raping a hotel maid. And Brett Ratner is absolutely the first person I would think to bring the proper sensitivity to the subject.

Still, I like the actors.
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11:43AM on 05/11/2016

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12:16PM on 05/11/2016
I am surprised that the Joblo site hasn't done anything to rid the SPAM that has started infiltrating these posts
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8:49AM on 05/11/2016

What is this, 2004?

Did Depp already forget he was in a crappy movie titled The Libertine about 12 years ago?
Did Depp already forget he was in a crappy movie titled The Libertine about 12 years ago?
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10:23AM on 05/11/2016
I was about to say the same thing, though I didn't think it was that bad.
I was about to say the same thing, though I didn't think it was that bad.
11:07AM on 05/11/2016
Did you read the article?
Did you read the article?
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