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French-Martinican Rapper/Actor Joeystarr Shows His Softer Side In New Rom-Com 'Max'

by Tambay A. Obenson
December 3, 2012 1:02 PM
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French-Martinican rapper/actor Didier Morville (aka Joeystarr) stars in this romantic comedy titled Max, which follows the story of a young girl who sets her single father up with a prostitute, as, as you' expect, things get a bit complicated. 

The film co-stars Mathilde Seigner, Jean Pierre Marielle and Shana Castera, and is set for release in France on January 23, 2013.

The title of this post references the fact that Joeystarr's casting in a rom-com is apparently antithetical to his usual M.O., and is taking many in France by surprise, given what I understand to be a usual harder edge to him. His said to be "violent" past is littered with a number of public altercations, so I suppose this warmer, softer, romantic side of his isn't what the French who know him well enough, expect.

Our French readers can chime in on all of that, if you'd like.

Joeystarr is certainly no stranger to acting. He's appeared on the TV and film several times in the last decade+.

Max is written and directed by Stéphanie Murat.

Here's its trailer (not subtitled):

Max Trailer Film Stéphanie Murat. Release Date: January 23, 2013. Subscribe now and do not miss the trailer or VOST VF of time as well as trailers and excerpts of French and international movies in theaters soon.

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  • AccidentalVisitor | December 4, 2012 1:44 AMReply

    Dude had as close to a leading male role as anyone in the award-winning "Polisse". His performance wasn't that bad either. Looks like he is continuing to get mainstream work (in terms of French films). Good for him

  • Winston | December 3, 2012 2:13 PMReply

    He's the guy who sucker-punched the monkey during a news broadcast. France's own "Chris Brown" type. Great guy to cast in a movie about love (!)

  • Boomslang | December 4, 2012 11:51 AM

    He is talentless and terribly ugly . And he is much more violent than Brown .He has the well deserved reputation of being extremly angry.

    He is one of the many rappers who are now "movie stars" in France. From Dizee, stomy etc.. they've replaced blacktors.

  • ALM | December 3, 2012 1:42 PMReply

    Who??? The trailer appears to be "Pretty Woman" mixed with "The Game Plan".

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