Warners Producing Chanel Biopic

Warner Bros. will finance and produce the Coco Chanel biopic “Coco Avant Chanel” starring Audrey Tautou says Variety.

Audrey Tatou will play the pioneering French fashion designer whose modernist philosophy, menswear-inspired fashions, and pursuit of expensive simplicity made her arguably the most important figure in the history of 20th-century fashion.

Warners joins Haut et Court and Cine @ who’re also producing. Anne Fontaine and Camille Fontaine wrote the script and Fontaine will direct.

A 12-week shoot begins September 15th in Paris for release next year.