The hero of detective literature Maigret will make his return to the screen. The famous fictional curator is revealed in a first poster, and will be played by the immense and inimitable Gérard Depardieu.
Maigret, Commissioner Magret
Despite a rich and diverse career in published novels, the writer Georges Simenon is best known for his literary series of Commissioner Maigret. Created in 1929, the character appears in 75 detective novels and 28 short stories, between 1931 and 1972. Quickly, his adventures were adapted to the cinema via a first feature film released in 1932. Subsequently, around forty televised cinematographic fictions reveal this physically imposing character in real life, and always accompanied by his faithful pipe.
Furthermore, several major players played Commissioner Maigret. Among them are Jean Gabin, Jean Richard, Bruno Cremer (who plays in one of the most famous television adaptations of the series of novels) and Rowan Atkinson.
Gerard Depardieu will wear the hat
Commissioner Maigret will therefore experience a new adaptation, by Patrice Leconte (Les Bronzés, Les Bronzés go skiing). To embody the guardian of peace, the director was not mistaken since it is Gérard Depardieu who will play the main role. A logical and judicious choice, as the actor has the charisma, the build and the experience to brilliantly interpret this kind of characters. Announced in 2020, the film was finally shot between February and March, for a release planned in the course of the year 2022. Thus, to keep the public patient, a first poster was unveiled.
Regarding the scenario, we know that the film will be an adaptation of Maigret and the Young Dead, novel which relates an investigation into the disappearance of a young girl in the French capital. Note that the literary work has already been transposed four times on television. Its appearance on the big screen will therefore be a first. As for the rest of the cast, in addition to Depardieu, the film will count on Jade Labeste, Mélanie Bernier, Bertrand Poncet, Aurore Clément and Clara Antoons.