Sfar to direct GAINSBOURG

Acclaimed French cartoonist Joann Sfar (The Rabbi’s Cat, The Professor’s Daughter, Little Vampire) is set to write and direct a biopic about French singer Serge Gainsbourg, Variety reports:

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.

It’s Universal’s first film to be made in French, and studio execs praised Sfar as the reason. “Joann Sfar’s cutting-edge creativity and unique take on the character of Serge Gainsbourg is what really drew us to this project.”


  1. John Kipling says

    Heh heh….

    Pow! Plop! Whiz!

    Of course, he’ll always be that drunk Frenchman who hit on Whitney Houston.

  2. Steve Taylor says

    He is the greatest.
    Eric Elmosnino looks perfect.
    Laetitia Casta will do,…thank you very much.
    I frankly don’t know a thing about Joann Sfar,…but, I guess I will be finding out.
    This is great, fun, news.

  3. Paul Berkowitz says

    I have English translations of The Rabbi’s Cat and Kletzmer. Sfar is fantastic. I’ll buy any comic work he brings out.

  4. Sandy Duffy says

    Well, well, well! I sure hope this gets us closer to a BB biopic!!!! Abd yes, Casta-as-BB will do very well!

  5. Sandy Duffy says

    Well, well, well! I sure hope this gets us closer to a BB biopic!!!! And yes, Casta-as-BB will do very well!

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