The Weinstein Company acquires Yves Saint Laurent biopic

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By Lucas Shaw NEW YORK ( – The Weinstein Company has acquired domestic distribution rights to “Yves Saint Laurent,” a French language biopic about the legendary fashion designer, the company announced on Tuesday. Jalil Lespert will direct the film from a screenplay he co-wrote with Marrie-Pierre Huster. Pierre Niney will star as Saint Laurent while Guillaume Gallienne will play Pierre Berge, Saint Laurent’s former lover who co-founded the fashion house with him. The film begins in January 1958 when the 21-year-old Saint Laurent was appointed to run Christian Dior’s fashion house. … USA, LLC