January 29, 2022

Luc Besson will shoot a new film, “Dogman”

The French filmmaker, who has faced sexual assault charges in recent years, plans to embark on a new film project in the spring, according to the “Variety” site.

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French filmmaker Luc Besson is preparing to produce and direct a new film in the spring, with Caleb Landry Jones, prize for best actor at the last Cannes film festival, the specialized media announced on Wednesday. Variety. The shooting of this film titled Dogman will take place mainly in France, as well as in the United States, a spokesman for the director, known on both sides of the Atlantic, told AFP on Wednesday.

Dogman tells the story of a bruised child, who heals his wounds for the love of his dogs. The lead role went to Caleb Landry Jones, who received the Best Actor Award at Cannes for his role as the author of a mass shooting in Nitram (not yet released in theaters in France or the United States).

Successful director of films like The big Blue (1988), The fifth Element (1997) and Lucy (2014) with Scarlett Johansson, more than 50 million admissions abroad, Luc Besson obtained in December 2021 a dismissal after three and a half years of legal proceedings launched after accusations of rape by the actress Sand Van Roy, whom he contested.

Other women had testified to Mediapart inappropriate gestures or sexual assault on the part of the cinema man, largely prescribed facts.