Written by Ben Kopit and tentatively titled The Libertine, the script is described as being a layered comedic dramatization on the scandal, which resulted in the abrupt end of Kahn’s aspirations of becoming the French president in 2011.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn was the managing director of the International Monetary Fund until 2011 when he resigned following allegations he had assaulted a hotel maid. The economist was placed under house arrest but the case fell apart due to the questions surrounding the credibility of the maid. A later civil suit was settled out of court
The Libertine is not the first attempt at bringing Strauss-Kahn’s scandal to the big screen. The 2014 film, Welcome to New York by Abel Ferrara did exactly that, casting Gerard Depardieu as Kahn and Jacqueline Bisset as his wife.