JUNEBUG star Alessandro Nivola has been confirmed as the man who will play a dashing Arthur "Boy" Capel to Audrey Tatou's Coco Chanel in the upcoming big screen biopic, Coco Avant Chanel.
Nivola is reportedly learning French for the role, despite playing one of the few American characters in the film.
Directed by Anne Fontaine, Coco Avant Chanel focuses on Mademoiselle Chanel's early life, before her design house achieved worldwide fame; Capel funded her fashion business in its initial stages, and also influenced her masculine aesthetic. His death in a car accident has been described as the most devastating event in the designer's life.
Speaking to VOGUE.COM recently about the film, which is scheduled for release next year, Tatou said: "I'm very happy with the script because it is about [Chanel's] youth and the elements which tell us what she would become, and why her style is what it is today."