Sarkozy, Brunis whirlwind romance to be turned into TV drama

September 27th, 2008 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Sept 27 (ANI): French President Nicolas Sarkozy’’s whirlwind romance with wife Carla Bruni is heading for a small screen adaptation.

The television drama by Endemol will be a mixed adaptation of two recent unauthorised biographies that talk about French first couple’’s lightning courtship and marriage.

It will also tell about the Presidents deteriorating relationship with his ex-wife and his election last year.

One is Ruptures (Break-ups) by Mickael Darmon and Yves Derai a play that talks about Sarkozy’’s pledge to “break” with past ways of governing, his divorce from ex-wife Cecilia, and Bruni’’s break from her man-eating past.

While the second, Carla and Nicolas: the True Story, written by Valerie Benaim and Yves Azeroual, talks about their first meeting, their romance and their secret marriage at the Elysee palace.

However, the French media is a bit sceptical whether any big channel would risk the wrath of the President close to several media tycoons by buying it.

“Which channel will dare broadcast it?” Telegraph quoted Nouvelobs.com, the website of Nouvel Observateur magazine, as stating.

While Martin Bouygues, who owns TF1, France’’s most-watched channel, is a close personal friend of the President and godfather to his child.

The Head of state broadcaster France Televisions, Patrick de Carolis, has already clashed with Sarkozy over the content of his broadcasts.

Carolis said he found this “stupid and unfair” but is battling to keep his position. Buying the film would only “worsen his case,” said Nouvelobs.

Another channel, M6, depends on the government for the amount of advertising revenue it receives.

However, private channel Canal Plus, which has a history of challenging the establishment, notably with an in-depth account of an oil scandal might broadcast it. (ANI)

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