The adaptation of Molière’s play will feature Tahar Rahim (seen in “the Serpent“), as an actor taking over the role of the seducer, and Virginie Efira.
A musical comedy
It is once again in the literary tradition that Serge Bozon writes his next film, after taking over Stevenson and The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, which became Madame Hyde in 2017 under the guise of Isabelle Huppert. This time, it is Dom Juan by Molière that serves as the starting point for a contemporary adaptation of the myth of the seducer, which will take the form of a musical comedy.
Dom Juan in Cannes ?
The film will be released on screens on May 18 and speculation is already rife about the presence of the feature film at Cannes. This date will therefore fall in the middle of the Festival (organized this year from May 17 to 28), and its late announcement, two weeks before the press conference which will unveil the 2022 selection, suggests that we could find Don Juan on the Croisette. Especially with two such renowned and glamorous actors headlining (Efira will be the Festival’s Mistress of Ceremonies this year). This Don Juan will be a free and modern adaptation of the famous character created by Tirso de Molina in the 17th century, taking the form of a musical comedy. “In 2022, Don Juan is no longer the man who seduces all women, but a man obsessed with a single woman: the one who abandoned him…”, tells us the official synopsis. Tahar Rahim and Virginie Efira will be accompanied in the casting by Alain Chamfort, Damien Chapelle and Jehnny Beth.