Shirley MacLaine by Lester Cohen/ WireImage.com
will play the latter-day
Lifetime miniseries about the fashion icon,
reports. The two-parter opens with Chanel in her seventies struggling to reinvent herself. In flashbacks, Barbora Bobulova (
In Love and War
) will channel Chanel during her up-and-coming years, as a young woman who was raised in a Parisian orphanage.