Jalil Lespert will direct a biopic on Johnny Hallyday and his love story with Laeticia | EUROtoday

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un biopic on Johnny Hallyday and his relationship with Laeticia, his spouse, might be made, Universal Pictures International France introduced throughout the Cannes Film Festival. It is Jalil Lespert, the director of the movie retracing the story of Yves Saint-Laurent, with Pierre Niney, who will direct it. Jalil Lespert was additionally the partner of Laeticia Hallyday between 2020 and 2022.

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According to info from BFMTV, it’s Matthias Schoenaerts, Belgian actor revealed by his roles in Bullhead and even in Of rust and bonewho will play Johnny Hallyday.

“A beautiful love story”

The characteristic movie is not going to retrace the singer's complete life. It will start in 1995, the yr the artist met his future spouse, in Miami. Love at first sight then a relationship throughout which the couple encounters a number of issues which might be mentioned all through the movie. Laeticia's anorexia, Johnny's alcoholism and cocaine habit, financial worries… the long run biopic goals to be removed from the creativeness of an ideal couple typically constructed within the tabloids of the time.

A scene from the movie reveals Laeticia throwing luggage of cocaine into the ocean. “While Johnny sleeps like a shipwreck, Laeticia goes through his things. She finds cocaine in the pants pockets. Laeticia empties the bags of cocaine into the sea. And watches the powder fly away, like a consolation,” says the situation. According to the overall director of Universal International Pictures France and Italy, Xavier Albert, interviewed by the weekly The French Film, “It is, above all, a very beautiful love story”. The movie additionally recounts the rockstar's infidelities.

The creation of the hit “light the fire”

The main occasions that marked Johnny's profession will even characteristic among the many scenes of the biopic, such because the live performance on the Stade de France in 1998. The unique soundtrack might be composed of a dozen songs by the artist, corresponding to I promise you, Light the fireplace, Hold Back the Night or The Doors of the Penitentiary.

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The movie will even recount his assembly with Pascal Obispo, who requested him for his opinion on sure songs. “I listened to your demos. I'm not going to hide it from you, it's rubbish. Amateur work, frumpy, poorly presented. All the music I like doesn't come from there. It's too varied. […] All this is not up to Johnny. What's the point of me lifting cast iron if it's to sing girl's slow songs? », It is written in the script. “Obispo finally presents him with his song: “Light the fire”, making an attempt to sing it with Johnny’s deep voice. The rocker is seized, conquered,” says the textual content.