Two films about Coco Chanel are racing towards completion. The first is a French movie directed by William Friedkin, who also made The Exorcist. It stars Marina Hands, who may not be famous here, but she's basically the Paris version of Nicole Kidman. Called Coco Et Igor, the movie's focus is on Chanel's affair with the composer Igor Stravinsky. Meanwhile, director Daniele Thompson is working on a Coco Chanel biopic for 2008. While no cast has been announced, we think Angelina Jolie should have the role. Why? Well, Chanel was a bit ruthless, and her style had a raw edge that came from her childhood on the streets. Remember, Coco was the first designer to make the standard black dress - something previously paired with the working class - into a high fashion staple, and she also subverted the suntan from something that plagued sailors and farmers to something for women of leisure. Angelina seems to walk the line between urchin and empress pretty steadily, and she's also an adult and not a starlet. Plus, she has a French last name, hello. Who do you want to play Chanel?
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