Production has started on the new French movie on the life of Coco Chanel starting Audrey Tautou of Amelie fame. Coco avant Chanel directed by Anne Fontaine will cover Coco's life before she was famous from learning how to sew in an orphanage as a child to making costumes for herself as a cabaret singer and for other singers when she was a young woman.
Remember when it was rumored Demi Moore was going to play her in a movie? I'm so glad that this is a French movie with a French actress to tell the real story. I'm so looking forward to it's release -- hopefully it won't take long to come to the U.S. Find out more in the Variety article (via Buzz Sugar).
Update 5/15: Here's the movie poster!