Jalil Lespert, Laeticia, Matthias Schoenaerts… What is the director of the movie about Johnny Hallyday, “Que je t'aime” as much as? | EUROtoday

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Dyears That I really like youthe biopic on Johnny Hallyday, Matthias Schoenaerts will play the Taulier for 3 years of his life, from 1995 to 1998. The selection of the actor, hailed for his position in Of rust and bone de Jacques Audiard, appears apparent, as the boys are so comparable: they’ve the identical clear almond-shaped eyes, the identical straight, brown hair, the identical Belgian roots. The selection of the brief interval handled can also be fascinating.

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In 1995, Johnny is on the backside of the wave, he doubts, his second marriage to Adeline has failed, he’s afraid of changing into old-fashioned. It was at this second that he met Laeticia, a blonde barely out of adolescence, skinny and uncomfortable in her pores and skin. Under the celebs of Miami, he falls for his curly face. In Paris, he yearns for his youth, his systematic laughter, his naive outlook on life.

READ ALSO Biopic on Johnny Hallyday: actor Matthias Schoenaerts will play the singerAt 19, she gave the fifty-year-old sufficient breath to rise from his ashes, as he had finished so many occasions, besides that this time he had fallen very – very – low: he skilled the worst failure of his life, a completely failed live performance in Las Vegas, his American dream shattered, undermined by sore throat and an error of judgment on the staging (intimate) and the selection of songs (too obscure) for an viewers exhausted and ruined by his transatlantic flight . His face ravaged by beauty surgical procedure, he sails together with his younger spouse on a yacht moored within the Caribbean, an eventful one-year journey, from which he returns almighty, carried by the hit “Light the Fire”, with which he’ll set the Stade de France ablaze in 1998. Everything Johnny can inform about himself in these three years: his love of ladies, his potential to reinvent himself artistically, his violence and his schools for self-destruction…

Jalil Lespert, ex-companion of Laeticia Hallyday

And but, we doubt. Because the undertaking shall be led by Jalil Lespert, already behind the digicam of a bland and silly biopic on Yves Saint Laurent. Jalil Lespert was additionally the companion of Laeticia Hallyday, widow and guardian of the temple of the best French star, who wrote about his legend within the exhibition paying tribute to him in Paris and shortly in Memoirs co-signed with Simon Liberati.

Jalil Lespert who wrote this screenplay for 4 years, put in within the deceased's mattress in Los Angeles, sporting his legendary cross round his neck… Will he have the objectivity to discover the grey areas of this romantic couple, on the coronary heart of this movie, to understand the nuances and fragilities that make it so fascinating, as a result of it’s deeply human? We already know that he doesn’t ignore the rock star's infidelities and drug and alcohol addictions, nor the younger lady's anorexia issues. In one scene, Laeticia throws Johnny's cocaine into the ocean. But will the director additionally present her husband throwing his spouse into the waves, nearly killing her? Will he enterprise into the troubled shadow of André Boudou, who launched his daughter to the singer, and drag his stepson, eight years his senior, into affairs that left some perplexed?

One factor is for certain, followers of his songs shall be happy: the movie is produced by Universal Picture International France (Johnny's label till 2004) and the rights holder (Laeticia Hallyday), we are able to hear some hits, like “JI promise you »Light the fire »Hold back the night”, or “The Doors of the Penitentiary”…