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Pete Doherty prepares for film debut

By | Published on Thursday 9 December 2010

Carl Barat’s done a bit of acting lately, so it’s only fair that Pete Doherty gets a crack at it, too. The Libertines and Babyshambles frontman will take the lead role in a new French film based on the life of nineteenth century writer Alfred de Musset. Obviously.

Doherty will star opposite Charlotte Gainsbourg, who is very good at both music and acting, so might show Pete up a bit. Presuming he actually shows up a bit, or at all. Sorry, that was quite a clunky way to link two sentences, let’s just stop and think about how great Charlotte Gainsbourg is for a moment and forget the rest of this paragraph happened.

Old Pete apparently told The Sun: “We start shooting in Paris on 27 Dec. The storyline centres around a love triangle so it’s pretty intense and romantic. I don’t know if I’m a good actor but they say I am”.

I hope the film’s in French. I also hope no one’s told Pete this.