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Keira Knightley Leads The Cast Of ‘Colette’: Here’s The First Trailer

by Paul Heath

There’s some genuine awards-buzz surrounding Keira Knightley’s performance in the upcoming movie Colette, the first trailer for which has just found its way online.

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.

Aiysha Hart, Fiona Shaw, Denise Gough, Robert Pugh, Rebecca Root, Eleanor Tomlinson, and Julian Wadham are also amongst the cast.

We’re expecting this one to feature at some of the fall film festivals – Toronto is definitely a possibility (it has already premiered at Sundance) – and with a release set for mid-September Stateside, we’re sure that it’s feature heavily during the awards season that follows.

Here’s the trailer.

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