LOS ANGELES - Johnny Depp and Marion Cotillard are set to star in a movie inspired by the scandal that brought down the former head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

The film, entitled “The Libertine,” will be directed by Brett Ratner and is “loosely based on the DSK incident,” Ratner’s spokesperson Kate Rosenbaum told AFP.

Several media reports said Depp will play a character based on the disgraced former French politician, who stepped down as head of the IMF after he was accused of assaulting a hotel maid in 2011. The criminal case was later dismissed and a civil suit was settled out of court.

The Wrap website said the script “offers a comedic take” on Strauss-Kahn’s brush with the law. The scandal has already been the subject of another drama, “Welcome to New York,” which starred French actor Gerard Depardieu. It was unclear what role Cotillard will play in the new project.