Apple TV+ adds John Malkovich and other cast member to their Fashion Drama ‘The New Look’
In February Apple TV+ announced a series order for “The New Look,” an epic thriller set against the World War II Nazi occupation of Paris when Coco Chanel’s reign as the world’s most famous fashion designer ends and Christian Dior rises helping return spirit and life to the world with his groundbreaking, iconic imprint of beauty and influence that will go on to define generations to come.
Today, it’s being reported that Apple is adding to the star-studded cast of its drama ‘The New Look’ by signing on John Malkovich, Emily Mortimer and Claes Bang.
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Produced by Apple Studios, The New Look comes from writer and director Todd A. Kessler (Damages, Bloodline). It’s set against the backdrop of Nazi-occupied France toward the end of World War II and, per the show’s logline, will tell the story of when “Coco Chanel’s reign as the world’s most famous fashion designer ends and Christian Dior rises helping return spirit and life to the world with his ground-breaking, iconic imprint of beauty and influence that will go on to define generations to come.”
The series will film exclusively in Paris and also feature contemporaries and rivals of Chanel and Dior including Balmain, Balenciaga, Givenchy, Pierre Cardin and Yves Saint Laurent.
Binoche will play Chanel, and Williams is set to play Catherine Dior, Christian’s younger sister.
Malkovich will play Lucien Lelong, head of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. His influential fashion house employed Dior and Balmain during the occupation. For more, read the full report from The Hollywood Reporter.
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