France's Sexiest Crooner Is Coming to the Big Screenand the Naked Actresses He's Bringing with Him Are Sure to Make You Come!
With the recent (skinless) success of the Edith Piaf biopic La Vie en rose, it's high time the life of fiercely individual, often controversial balladeer/actor/director Serge Gainsbourg was brought to a theater near you. And it soon will be. Well, if the theaters near you happen to be in France.
Today Universal announced a pic centering on the life and loves of Serge Gainsbourg will begin shooting in January, so with any luck we will be feasting on gorgeous, naked French femmes of today portraying gorgeous, naked French femmes of yesterday by early 2010. Variety reports:
Universal’s first local-language French pic will be based on the life of Gaul’s iconic singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg, who died in 1991.
“Serge Gainsbourg (vie heroique)” will mark graphic novelist Joann Sfar’s debut as a helmer.
Eric Elmosnino has been tapped to play the chanteur who was as famous for his glamorous lovers, including Brigitte Bardot and Jane Birkin, as he was for penning such hits as “Je t’aime ... moi non plus.”
French model Laetitia Casta will play Bardot, with Mylene Jampanoi set to play Gainsbourg’s last paramour, Bambou, and Anna Mouglalis tapped to play French singer Juliette Greco, who collaborated with Gainsbourg for many years.
Pic will trace Gainsbourg from his youth growing up in 1940s Nazi-occupied Paris, when he was called Lucien Ginsberg, through to his transformation into the hard-living showman. He died in 1991 at age 62.
Mr Skin wholly approves of the casting of Laetitia Casta, Mylene Jampanoi, and Anna Mouglalis, all of whom have rsums chockful of nudity, but a huge question remains: Who will step into the disappearing clothes of lean and lovely British import Jane Birkin? Will the producers try to capture the American audience by casting someone like Jessica Biel? Will svelte and bitty-boobied Misty Mundae finally break out of the lesbian softcore mold and establish her acting chops under the name Erin Brown? Or perhaps, since this is about Serge Gainsbourg after all, one of Jane's own daughters, Lou Doillon or Charlotte Gainsbourg, both accomplished nude actresses is their own right, will take on the role.
Pic via MoistWorks.com.