British rock star Pete Doherty - the on-again, off-again lead singer of the Libertines - makes his acting debut in “Confession of a Child of the Century," which screened at the Cannes film festival Monday.
It’s hardly unusual for rock stars to take a stab at movies – John Lennon, Mick Jagger and David Bowie all did it, with varying degrees of success.
But Doherty certainly hasn’t taken the easy route. He’s cast in the lead role in a period costume drama, adapted from Alfred de Musset’s French literary classic.
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