A new biopic of the world-renowned fashion designer Yves Saint-Laurent is coming up, and good news: they have picked the actor to play the designer. Meet French actor and model, Gaspard Ulliel, who you might remember from his role in Hannibal Rising where he played the young Hannibal Lecter. Ulliel also starred in “The Princess of Montpensier” recently, and appeared in a Longchamp campaign with super model Kate Moss.
Ulliel will start shooting the film in Spring 2013. Directed by Bertrand Bonello, written by Thomas Bidegain, and produced by Eric Altmayer, the biopic is in the hands of experts. Bonello’s last feature, House of Tolerance, premiered at last year’s Cannes Film Festival. Meanwhile, Bidegain’s work is known via Rust and Bone and A Prophet.
Are you excited about the fashion biopic?