Preparations are under way in Nizhny Novgorod to film a movie in which the characters will be made to resemble actual members of the Russian political Olympus, the daily Komsomolskaya Pravda reported.
The flick, "Casting," will be produced by former State Duma deputy Vladimir Semago and directed by Andrei I. According to available information, the plot is based on actual events that took place five years ago in "a Russian city" and centers around the life story of a girl who wants to become a model but gets dragged into a dirty whirlpool of political and show-business intrigues.
According to the producer, the characters in the film will be "collective." One does not have to be very well versed in Russian politics to guess that the character Frantsuzov (Frenchman), who is a high-ranking figure in a regional government, smacks of Union of Right Forces leader Boris Nemtsov (German), who became famous in the early 1990s as the governor of Nizhny Novgorod Oblast. Semago is planning to invite pop star Filipp Kirkorov to play the role of Frantsuzov.
"It doesnt really matter to me that Kirkorov is not a dramatic actor. For a movie, the most important things are poise and personality," Semago told Komsomolskaya Pravda. "As far as these qualities are concerned, Kirkorov is a perfect fit for the role," he added.