Willy subsequently convinces Colette to ghostwrite a book for him, and her semi-autobiographical novel becomes a smash hit. But the success complicates both the couple’s relationship and Colette’s life, as gender roles, sexuality, and societal constraints are questioned.
Watch the Colette trailer below, if you so choose. (Warning: spoiler alert, this trailer tells you a lot about the movie!) Scripted by Westmoreland, Richard Glatzer, and Rebecca Lenkiewicz, the film also stars Denise Gough, Fiona Shaw, Robert Pugh, and Eleanor Tomlinson. Colette opens in theaters on September 21st.