Film role for Peter Doherty
Thursday 09 December 2010
The musician Peter Doherty has secured his first leading film role, opposite the Anglo-French actress Charlotte Gainsbourg.
The small project, about to start shooting in Paris, is an adaptation of the 19th-century French writer Alfred de Musset's autobiographical novel La Confession d'un Enfant du Siècle (The Confessions of a Child of this Century).
"The storyline centres on a love triangle so it's pretty intense and romantic," said Doherty, who has played with the rock bands, The Libertines and Babyshambles. "I don't know if I'm a good actor but they say I am."
De Musset was part of the Romantic movement in France. In 1833, de Musset began an affair with the French novelist George Sand. Although the relationship lasted barely three years, details of the affair were included in the novel.
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