45 Years director Andrew Haigh will direct the film, which will be based on the life of the legendary fashion designer
Today it’s been announced that an Alexander McQueen biopic is in the works. According to Deadline, Andrew Haigh, who directed Oscar-nominated drama 45 Years (2015), has signed on to direct the film. Damian Jones, who produced Margaret Thatcher biopic The Iron Lady (2011), will produce it along with Pathé. As for the playwright, Chris Urch will write the film, which will be based on Andrew Wilson’s biography Blood Beneath The Skin, as well as his own research. Further details – such as who will play McQueen and when this film will be released – have not been disclosed.
But of course, the announcement of this film comes amid peaked interest in the designer, who committed suicide in 2010. As well as the aforementioned biography, there’s also been a play recently – entitled McQueen – which ran from August to November 2015 at London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket. Last year, the city’s Victoria & Albert Museum played host to an exhibition about the designer – Savage Beauty – which, in the 21 weeks it was open, attracted nearly 500,000 visitors, making it the museum’s most successful paid-for exhibition.
However, this won’t be the first film about the designer. Louise Osmond directed a profile of the designer – McQueen and I – which explored his life, specifically his relationship with his longtime friend Isabella Blow.
We reached out to the Alexander McQueen brand, who are yet to comment.
Watch McQueen and I below: