Ewan McGregor – of Trainspotting fame – will take the leading role in a new biographical miniseries about one of the most influential designers of the 70s and 80s, Halston.
The limited series, titled Simply Halston, doesn’t have a release date or even a network attached yet, but will be directed by Dan Minahan (who directed several episodes of American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace). It will also be written by Sharr White, of The Affair, and executive produced by McGregor himself.
Just judging from the subject matter, Simply Halston won’t be a boring or slow affair, either. Halston – when he wasn’t designing hats for Jackie Kennedy or competing in the infamous “Battle of Versailles” fashion show – was hanging out at Studio 54, New York’s haven for hedonism, casual sex, and a lot of cocaine that peaked in the 70s.
The series will also, presumably, chart the designer’s expansion throughout the 80s, the eventual loss of the rights to his own name, and his 1990 death, a result of Aids-based complications.