Gerard Depardieu will return to the cinema on February 23 with “Maigret and the Young Dead” by director Patrice Lecomte.

Great characters of litterature

In 2022, Gérard Depardieu embodies the famous commissioner Maigret, created by Georges Simenon, in the new feature film by Patrice Leconte. The release of the detective film Maigret is scheduled in cinemas for February 23, 2022. Gérard Depardieu has often lent his features, in cinema and theater, to great characters in literature. Le Tartuffe on the boards and in the cinema. But also Jean de Florette, Cyrano de Bergerac, Toussaint Maheu in Germinal or Obélix.

A character created by Georges Simenon

It was Daniel Auteuil that Patrice Leconte had initially chosen to take over this legendary role, when the project was announced in the spring of 2019. After his withdrawal, the director of Ridicule turned to Gérard Depardieu, with whom he had no never worked. Maigret was born under the pen of Georges Simenon in 1931 and is the hero of 75 novels and 28 short stories by the author. Maigret has already been incarnated on television and in the cinema on numerous occasions. Michel Simon and Jean Gabin lent him their features for the big screen. Jean Richard, Bruno Cremer, but also Rowan Atkinson (Mr Bean) embodied him for the small screen.

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