Colette, the iconic French writer born in 1873 is known for novels including Gigi, Cheri and Break Of Day. The biopic will focus on the writer’s marriage to celebrated Parisian wit Willy Gauthier-Villars. Willy, fourteen years older than his wife and one of the most notorious libertines in Paris, introduced Colette into avant-garde intellectual and artistic circles while engaging in sexual affairs and encouraging Colette’s own lesbian dalliances.
While the couple separated in 1906, Colette would go on to flourish as a writer, producing most of her most celebrated works in subsequent decades. The multitalented Frenchwoman, also a mime, an actress and a journalist, was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1948.
- Type of film
- Wash Westmoreland
- Pam Koffler, Christine Vachon, Elizabeth Karlsen, Stephen Woolley, Michael Litvak
- Executive Producer
- Gary Michael Walters
- Wash Westmoreland, Richard Glatzer
- Principal Cast
- Keira Knightly (tbc)