British rocker Doherty begins filming costume drama in Germany
Feb 21, 2011, 18:49 GMT
Regensburg, Germany - Pete Doherty, the British rock singer whose drug and alcohol use has generated several scandals, on Monday began working in Germany on a film in which he plays a womanizing 19th century French poet.
In the costume drama, the 31-year-old plays Frenchman Alfred de Musset, who turned his tumultous love affair with woman writer George Sand into a novel, The Confession of a Child of the Century.
Doherty, who fronts the band The Libertines, began his career as a teenage poet and had an on-again, off-again liaison with model Kate Moss. His stays in detox centres and the four weeks he once served in jail put his heroin addiction on the world's front pages.
The film company, which has already wrapped up scenes in Paris, is to spend three weeks filming in the German city of Regensburg, which will pass for France in the movie.
Producers said the adaptation of de Musset's story, about betrayal in a love triangle, is due for release next year.
Anglo-French actress Charlotte Gainsbourg, 39, is playing the female lead.
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