Thierry Becarro’s book, “I was born at 17”, will be adapted on the small screen for France 2. A TV movie inspired by his tragic past as a beaten child, in which Elsa Lunghini should have a role…
There are terrible secrets that are hidden for a long time. Sheltered in denial, not talking about it to leave the past behind. But often the cry of truth is louder. This was the case for Thierry Beccaro. The former star host of France 2 ended up lifting the veil on his sad secret, that of his childhood lived under the blows of his father, the story of which he tells in I was born at 17book released in 2019. Building on its success, the book is now adapted for the small screen!
Thierry Beccaro will play alongside Elsa Lunghini
France 2 has just announced the start of filming based on the autobiographical novel by the former host of Motus, which should continue until the end of August in the Lille region. The TV movie is produced by Eric Dionysius and Benjamin Lanlard.
Thierry Beccaro will play his own roledirected by Julien Seri. At his side, other actors of choice, well known to the general public, such as the actress Elsa Lunghini, a recurring character inHere It All Begins. The challenge of the production will be to develop the character of Thierry in a chronological story, oscillating between childhood and adolescence.
Thierry Beccaro, child beaten by his father: “I heard his footsteps and I was terrified”
Cathartic work, which allowed the animator to reconcile with his inner child, I was born at 17 was immediately successful. In November 2020, he confided in our journalist from Women’s Journal on his childhood wounds and resilience: “I heard his footsteps, I heard him climbing the stairs. And I was terrified. I instantly cringed. But I thought if my dad hit me, the problem was meTorn between fear and the love of his parents, little Thierry Beccaro finally knew how to turn his flaws into a strength.