Biopic of France's Sarkozy in the works: agent

24th August 2010, Comments 0 comments

French President Nicolas Sarkozy, currently under fire for his crackdown on Gypsies, is to be the subject of a biopic that covers his rise to power, a film agent said Tuesday.

The film titled "La Conquete" (The Conquest) is being shot in the Paris region, said the agent of actor Denis Podalydes, who is playing the role of the right-wing politician elected president in 2007.

The film, directed by Xavier Durringer and set for release late next year, will be the first movie to show the life of a French president while that president is still in office.

It will cover the five years leading up to his arrival at the Elysee palace.

Sarkozy's tough talk on Gypsies and immigrants in recent weeks has sparked a fierce backlash, drawing fire from the right, the left and the Catholic Church while failing to boost him in the polls.

Sarkozy is expected to stand in presidential elections due in 2012.

© 2010 AFP

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