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For younger readers, Bob Geldof is the man whose daughter is draped across faux-chastising articles in the Daily Mail and various other of Britain’s wealth of morally “flexible” tabloid publications and, occasionally, painful and abortive television programmes. If you are nearing adulthood- at least legally- then you will be aware that Geldof organised a pop concert in which poverty was made history, somewhere during the second chorus of “Yellow” by Coldplay. If you are depressingly old (i.e. over thirty) then you will be primarily cognisant of Geldof through his first charity concert, Live Aid, swearing at the British public and, possibly, his now almost forgotten punk band, The Boomtown Rats.
But in between ushering the planet to the utopia in which we now all find ourselves and having embarrassing offspring, Geldof had a quieter- and admittedly brief- dual strand as an artist on the silver screen. In addition to several cameos as himself, »
- Ben Szwediuk
Bob Geldof involved in an upcoming movie project – now that’s a good news, right? Wait until you hear the rest of it!
According to the latest reports, Geldof is attached to star in the French film Mauvaise Fille. You can find Bad Girl translation on the internet, but I guess that actually means Bad Daughter.
One thing is for sure – this movie is actually an adaptation of Justine Levy‘s book of the same name, and for the rest of the details, check out the rest of the report. Trust me, it’s interesting enough!
Geldof, musician and activist, will star as French intellectual Bernard-Henri Levy, or should we say – a character closely based on Levy, one of France’s most famous public intellectuals. Just in case you’re wondering what’s so special about Bernard-Henri Levy, we’re here to answer that question.
Levy, (often referred to today, »
The former Boomtown Rats rocker Bob Geldof, who gave a riveting performance as Pink in Alan Parker’s live-action and animated musical Pink Floyd – The Wall in 1982, is set to return to the big screen. He’s poised to take on a role inspired by outspoken philosopher and writer Bernard-Henri Lévy in the French film Mauvaise Fille (Bad Girl). French actor Patrick Mille will make his directorial debut with the film, which is an adaptation of his girlfriend Justine Lévy’s best-selling autobiographical novel of the same name. Justine, whose previous two books have received rave literary reviews in the Us, also happens to be Bernard-Henri’s daughter. Hit the jump to find out more about Geldof’s role. Best known for his humanitarian work since bringing global attention to the Ethiopian famine in 1984, which subsequently led to Band Aid, USA For Africa and Live Aid, Bob Geldof will return »
- Talia Soghomonian
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