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Bob Geldof To Play Rival Bernard-Henri Levy on the Big Screen

Here’s one way to make an old rival nervous: play him in a movie.

Musician and activist Bob Geldof has signed on to portray French intellectual Bernard-Henri Levy on the big screen, according to French news reports. The role could serve as the latest salvo in the fraught relationship between the two men, who have clashed in the past over political positions and tactics.

Geldof will play a character closely based on Levy, one of France’s most famous public intellectuals, in the film version of “Mauvaise Fille” (“Bad Daughter”), a roman a clef by Levy’s daughter, Justine.

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