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. 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.

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

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