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As Netflix gears up to enter the French market with original series Marseille, the streaming giant is recruiting one of the country’s most widely respected and frequently awarded actors. Gerard Depardieu, who has been nominated for the Best Actor in a Leading Role César 15 times in his career and won it twice, will be taking on a key role in the buzzy series, Netflix announced today.
Depardieu will play Robert Taro, Marseille’s longtime mayor, who finds himself facing off against his ambitious younger protégé (Benoit Magimel) in an election. Suddenly, it’s in question who will hold office in the seaport city, a prospect Taro is none too pleased about. Geraldine Pailhas (Don Juan DeMarco) and Nadia Fares (The Crimson Rivers) also have key roles.
- Isaac Feldberg
Gerard Depardieu has been confirmed to star in Netflix's first French language series, the political drama "Marseilles".
Already compared to the likes of "House of Cards" and "Borgen," Depardieu will play Robert Taro, the longtime mayor of the Southern French city who finds himself facing his ambitious younger protege (Benoit Magimel) in an election.
Geraldine Pailhas ("Don Juan DeMarco") and Nadia Fares ("The Crimson Rivers") also have major roles in the project which is penned by "Carlos" co-writer Dan Franck. Xavier Gens, Florent Emilio Siri and Cedric Anger will helm the eight-episode series which is due to air next year.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
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