Keira Knightley is once again going to wow us in one of her signature period films. However, this upcoming one is based on a true story and very much relative to today’s times. Knightley plays the lead role as Gabrielle Sidonie Colette who went from a poor French girl from the countryside who marries well-known writer and publisher, Henry Gauthier-Villars (whose pen name is famously known as “Willy”). She soon becomes his ghostwriter and her works reach a level of success neither would have imagined.
Wash Westmoreland’s biographical film shows the story behind the tumultuous relationship and how Colette reaches success in the literary and even LGBT community. Knightley plays opposite Dominic West, who plays her manipulative husband, while they both show the abusive bursts between them.
Colette arrives in theaters on September 21st, 2018, but check out the summary and trailer below via Slashfilm!
After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as ‘Willy’ (Dominic West), Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After its success, Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris and their sexual adventures with other women inspire additional Claudine novels. Colette’s fight over creative ownership and gender roles drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression.
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