Warner Bros. is coming aboard to finance and produce the Coco Chanel biopic Coco Avant Chanel, starring Audrey Tautou, with production starting Sept. 15 in Paris.
Variety says Anne Fontaine will direct the film, with French companies Haut et Court and Cine @ producing.
Coco Avant Chanel is set for a 12-week shoot and has been scheduled for release next year. It will be distributed in France by Warner Bros. Entertainment France and handled internationally by Warner Bros.
Anne Fontaine and Camille Fontaine wrote the script, along with script consultant Christopher Hampton.