"Budgeted at €12 million ($16 million), "Yves Saint Laurent" is actor-turned-helmer-scribe Jalil Lesper's third feature.
Pierre Niney, who won a newcomer actor Cesar nom for "J'aime regarder les filles," will play Saint Laurent. Moritz Bleibtreu ("Soul Kitchen," "The Baader Meinhof Complex") will limn friend and rival designer Karl Lagerfeld.
Billed as an epic odyssey of creation, love, glamour and fashion, "Yves Saint Laurent" kicks off in January 1958 with the designer, just 21, presenting his first haute couture collection for Christian Dior to great success."
For the record, my life story will also be billed as "an epic odyssey of creation, love, glamour and fashion." Anyway here's Moritz and Karl side by side, shot by the same photographer even: