Keira Knightley to Star in the Biopic Colette 

Posted by at 4:01 pm on February 1, 2016

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Deadline is reporting that two-time Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley (The Imitation GamePride & Prejudice) will star in the biopic Colette from Still Alice director Wash Westmoreland.

Knightley will be portraying Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, the French novelist and Nobel Prize nominee most famous for penning the 1944 book “Gigi,” which was later adapted into the famous 1958 movie musical starring Leslie Caron, which won the Oscar for Best Picture. More recently, Stephen Frears adapted her 1920 novel “Chéri” into a 2009 film starring Michelle Pfeiffer.

The screenplay was written by Westmoreland with his late husband and filmmaking partner Richard Glatzer, with whom he wrote and co-directed Still Alice. Pam Koffler and Christine Vachon (Carol, Still Alice) will produce Colette for Killer Films, with Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley (Carol, Made in Dagenham) producing for Number 9 Films. Michel Litvak of Bold Films will also produce.

 

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