Luc Besson to produce film about Yves Saint Laurent

Luc Besson and his company EuropaCorp are planning to produce a film about Yves Saint Laurent, the famous French designer who passed away in June 2008. The news arrives 8 months after the re-branding of Saint Laurent’s label YSL (Yves Saint Laurent) to Saint Laurent Paris.

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The film will be directed by French director Bertrand Bonello. The film is said to be released in 2014 and will star Gaspard Ulliel, as the designer himself, with Jérémie Renier as his lover and business partner Pierre Berge and Léa Seydoux as his muse Loulou de la Falaise.

gaspard-ulliel-yves-saint-laurent-300x300Gaspard Ulliel as Yves Saint Laurent

Jeremie-Renier-Pierre-Berge_numerocero-580x2201202409770Jérémie Renier as Pierre Berge

Screen shot 2013-02-25 at 2.37.18 PMLéa Seydoux as Loulou de la Falaise

The movie will focus on Saint Laurent’s 1965-1976 period and is set to start shooting in mid-June. According to several sources, a second biopic is said to shoot at the same time and is produced by SND-M6 Group.

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