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Abel Ferrara to Make Film Based on DSK Scandal

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 08: Director Abel Ferrara attends the "4:44 Last Day On Earth" screening during the 49th annual New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on October 8, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Marc Stamas/Getty Images)

Director Abel Ferrara, best known for his depictions of unsettling violence and one especially unsettling moment of male nudity (Harvey Keitel in Bad Lieutenant cannot be unseen), has not-so-surprisingly found some artistic inspiration in the Dominique Strauss-Kahn scandal. He and screenwriter Christ Zois are writing a script based on the DSK incident that also incorporates elements of other political sex scandals (Clinton, Berlusconi), aiming for something of a "Les Bad Husbands." Two of France's most celebrated actors, Gérard Depardieu and Isabelle Adjani, are reportedly interested in playing Strauss-Kahn and his wife, Anne Sinclair, but who will/can play the maid/Monica/"bunga bunga" role is yet to be determined.

Photo: Marc Stamas/2011 Getty Images