Magazine article Screen International

Gaspard Ulliel to Star in Bonello's Yves Saint Laurent Biopic

Magazine article Screen International

Gaspard Ulliel to Star in Bonello's Yves Saint Laurent Biopic

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EXCLUSIVE: Film is due to shoot late spring. Script will be available before Berlin.

French actor and Vogue and Chanel model Gaspard Ulliel [pictured] is set to play Yves Saint Laurent in Bertrand Bonello's upcoming biopic on the legendary fashion designer.

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"A huge audition was organised after Cannes and Gaspard Ulliel won the part," said Nicolas Brigaud-Robert of Paris-based Films Distribution, which is handling international sales.

"The film is due to shoot late spring and a script will available for buyers before Berlin," added Brigaud-Robert.

Ulliel is best known internationally for his performance as young Hannibal Lector in Hannibal Rising. He was also recently seen in Bertrand Tavernier's 16th century drama The Princess of Montpensier.

The 28-year-old actor is no stranger to the fashion world: besides being a regular on the pages of Vogue, Ulliel is currently the face of luxury leather goods label Longchamp alongside Kate Moss and is also the star of Martin Scorsese's 2010 ad for Chanel's male fragrance Blue. …

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