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Nip Tuck actress Jacqueline Bisset and Gerard Depardieu in centre

Nip Tuck actress Jacqueline Bisset and Gerard Depardieu in centre, French actor Gerard Depardieu and Nip/Truck actress Jacqueline Bisset got caught in controlled chaos on Thursday in New York City while filming an upcoming movie.

Depardieu, 64, and the 68-year-old Bissett re-enacted the media storm surrounding the 2011 sexual assault trial of disgraced former International Monetary Fund head Dominick Strauss-Kahn.

Depardieu portrays the French economist, known as DSK, in an upcoming movie and England-born Bissett has taken on the role of DSK's ex-wife, the French TV reporter Anne Sinclair.

Media frenzy: French actor Gerard Depardieu on location as disgraced former IMF chief Dominick Strauss-Kahn and Nip/Tuck actress Jacqueline Bisset as his wife Anne Sinclair filmed a chaotic scene on Thursday in New York City

Controlled chaos: A scene from the movie showed the media frenzy surrounding the sexual assault case
The scene depicted the media frenzy surrounding the case that was sparked when an immigrant hotel maid accused the then-IMF chief of sexual assault after she entered his suite to clean it.
The art imitates life scene was filmed outside the same posh Tribeca townhouse that DSK stayed in while under house arrest on the charges.
DSK cooled his heels in the 6,800-square-foot, $50,000 a month townhouse as his legal drama unfolded.

Photo hounds: The re-enactment featured a throng of photographers snapping images as the fictional DSK, his wife and daughter Camille Strauss-Kahn

Scandalous trial: The movie scene showed DSK and his family caught in the media's glare

Real life: DSK and his wife Anne Sinclair are shown leaving their Tribeca home and headed back to Paris in September 2011

The criminal case was dismissed in August 2011 and his accuser later filed a civil lawsuit.
Depardieu also hasn't been a stranger to the courts.
The prolific actor missed a hearing earlier this month in Paris over an alleged drunken scooting incident.

Poor wife: Jacqueline portrays DSK's wife, French TV reporter Anne Sinclair, and held onto an umbrella during the filming of a media storm scene

Sex scandal: Jacqueline's character got caught up in the international  incident that toppled DSK

He faced a charge of drink-driving after falling off his moped last November near the Champs-Elysees three times over the limit.
The Cyrano de Bergerac star was held in custody until he sobered up.
He missed the hearing because he was in New York filming the DSK movie.
The Oscar-nominated actor has a catalogue of drink-related incidents and is notorious in France for his turbulent love life.

French star: Gerard portrays fellow Frenchman DSK in the upcoming movie

Just like real life: The movie scene was filmed outside the same posh Tribeca townhouse that DSK was confined to during his house arrest

Then and now: DSK is shown leaving his Tribeca home in September 2011 surrounded by cameras

Smoke break: Depardieu and Bissett on the set of the DSK movie shooting in New York City

Nice bracelet: Depardieu portrays DSK while the French economist was under house arrest and forced to wear an ankle bracelet to monitor his whereabouts

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