Nivola Joins Coco Chanel Biopic

Alessandro Nivola (“Jurassic Park III,” “The Eye”) has joined the Chanel biopic “Coco avant Chanel” for Films Distribution Mercure says The Hollywood Reporter.

Nivola, who is learning French for the role and likely will be the only American in the film, will play Arthur Capel, a dashing polo player who sponsored fashion designer Coco Chanel (Audrey Tautou).

Helping her open her first store and influencing her masculine suit designs, his death in a car crash was described as the most devastating event in Chanel’s life.

Anne Fontaine is directing and a September start date is planned.