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Audrey Tautou to Play CoCo Chanel


Variety is reporting from Cannes that Audrey Tautou will play famous French designer CoCo Chanel in a biopic. French screenwriter/actress Anne Fontaine will spearhead the project. The article continues:

The film, which will focus on Chanel's childhood and early womanhood, was specially conceived with Tautou in mind, said Haut et Court's Caroline Benjo.

"Anne said she would only make a film about Chanel if Audrey was in the lead. They met and both liked the idea."

Said Benjo: "It isn't really a biopic because it is about Chanel before she became famous, it is about the events and people that shaped her."

Included in these events will most likely be Chanel's stint as a cabaret singer — her first career choice — where she gained the nickname "CoCo" while singing "Who's Seen Coco in the Trocadero." At the cabaret, Chanel began sewing the stage clothes of cabaret stars, ultimately leading to her career in fashion. As a huge fan of Audrey Tautou's, I am anxiously awaiting this project so I can once again watch her do her usual charming and adorable thing.

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Elainef Elainef 7 years
I love Chanel. I love Audrey. Audrey has such a great sense of personal style like Mademoislle Coco, she's perfect for the role!
blahdeedaa blahdeedaa 8 years
i thought that it was the face of chanel doing it :S
katpob katpob 8 years
She is my absolute favourite and best
rodellee rodellee 8 years
This will be exciting! I love Audrey, I think she will portray her well, they even resemble each other (in the photo posted that is)
thehabra thehabra 8 years
I love Audrey.I especially enjoyed her in Amelie
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
I love Audrey Tautou as well, but as Wiggy said, I hope the film is in French! It's strange how she does resemble Coco Chanel, especially in these side-by-side pics! The last movie I saw her in was Russian Dolls and she was fantastic, as usual.
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 8 years
Oooh excellente!!
balenciagababe balenciagababe 8 years
Ahhh, she's so perfect! This is great, I can't wait to see it when it comes out.
Classy-Amelia Classy-Amelia 8 years
I am excited. I love Audrey Tautou. She totally fits the role.
PrissyLilBadAss PrissyLilBadAss 8 years
Oh how fabulous! She's a perfect fit for the part!
juiceejuice juiceejuice 8 years
wow, i can't wait for it
bpjedi bpjedi 8 years
Lurve Audrey Tautou.
la_clique la_clique 8 years
I read this on UsaToday.com today and was SO excited! Don't worry about the freakout, CocoChic. I feel the same way!
wiggy wiggy 8 years
I'm really excited about this! I just finished reading a biography on Coco Chanel. I'm a huge fan of Audrey Tautou. I hope the film is in French.
CocoChic CocoChic 8 years
AHHHHHHH! My favorite person EVER! (Coco that is) That's what my username is inspired by. :D I'm so glad Audrey is playing her. :woohoo: Haha! Sorry for the freak-out!
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