Gerard Depardieu to Play Soviet Leader Leonid Brezhnev

Gerard Depardieu to Play Soviet Leader Leonid Brezhnev
Gerard Depardieu, the Oscar-nominated French actor who took on Russian citizenship to avoid paying taxes in his home country, is set to star as the Soviet Union's leader Leonid Brezhnev in a new film set during the Prague Spring uprising of 1968.

Slovak writer Karol Hlavka is working on the script of a yet untitled film, which is to be directed by Croatian helmer Lordan Zafranovic (Occupation in 26 Pictures). The movie will focus on Alexander Dubcek, the leader of Czechoslovakia who, in 1968, embarked on a series of reforms to the communist system aimed at liberalizing political life in ...
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