The trailer for the Coco Chanel biopic, “Coco, Before Chanel” ( “Coco, Avant Chanel“) has just hit the web, and the good news is: the trailer is in French with English sub-titles.
In an orphanage, silently standing next to a perfectly made bed, is a frail and slender ten year old girl with thick black hair. Gabrielle Chanel, known as Coco, and her many lives. The story of the path taken by Coco from her obscure beginnings to the blinding lights of Paris.
Audrey Tautou (Amélie, The Da Vinci Code) stars as Gabrielle Chanel, known as Coco, before she became famous. The film will feature dresses from the Chanel collection. Karl Lagerfeld, art director of the House of Chanel, will supervise the re-creation of costumes and accessories.
“Coco Before Chanel” is directed by Anne Fontaine (La Fille de Monaco/The Girl From Monaco) from a screenplay by Anne Fontaine and Camille Fontaine, with collaboration of Christopher Hampton (Dangerous Liaisons), loosely based on L’irrégulière (Chanel and Her World: Friends, Fashion, and Fame) by Edmonde Charles-Roux. Also stars Alessandro Nivola, Marie Gillain, Emmanuelle Devos and Benoît Poelvoorde.
“Coco Before Chanel” is released in cinemas on July 31th, 2009.