[Image: via The Age]

You have seen a promo picture for the upcoming film Coco Avant Chanel, and now here is the first movie still of Audrey Tautou playing Coco Chanel. Filming is currently in production in Paris and Normandy. Tautou portrays the designer in her early years, a role that she says she didn't hesitate for a single second in accepting.

"Any woman who wants to invent a destiny for herself can identify with the early years of Coco Chanel, a young uneducated woman who dreams of entering the world while exacerbating her differences and ignoring everything of the extraordinary destiny awaiting her," Tautou said in a statement.

Costumes will be designed by Catherine Leterrier, and reportedly overseen by Karl Lagerfeld. While that hat you see Audrey wearing is one of Stephen Jones's creations.

The film is due for release in late 2009.

[Source via Fashionologie]