Willem Dafoe is set to follow in the footsteps of David Bowie, Guy Pearce and Jared Harris to become the latest actor to play Andy Warhol.

The Platoon star has been cast in director Bertrand Bonello's Saint Laurent according to AlloCine.

The biopic will centre on the life of fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent who passed away in 2008.

Saint Laurent will also star French A Very Long Engagement star Gaspard Ulliel and Quantum of Solace star Olga Kurylenko.

Filming has begun on Saint Laurent and the biopic is set for release on May 14, 2014.