French actress AUDREY TAUTOU will star as fashion legend COCO CHANEL in a new biopic.
The Da Vinci Code star will portray the icon, who died aged 87 in 1971, in a film entitled Coco avant Chanel.
It will focus on Chanel’s revolutionary effect on the fashion industry after setting up her first shop in 1910.
Karl Lagerfeld, art director of the fashion house that Chanel founded, will oversee the costumes – many of which will be re-creations of Chanel’s own designs.
The Chanel brand has been endorsed by Nicole Kidman, Keira Knightley and Kate Moss.
Production on the movie is due to start in Paris on 15 September (08), and the film is slated for release next year (09).