With movies based on the lives of Yves Saint Laurent and Coco Chanel having come out in the last few years, it’s not surprising that the next fashion designer to get a movie would be Alexander McQueen. After all the popular designer was known for his unique designs and his ability to think outside the box. British actor Jack O’Connell has been announced as the star of the as of yet to be titled film.
You might recognize O’Connell from such movies as Unbroken, Money Monster and 300:Rise of an Empire. The 36 year old actor bears a striking resemblance to McQueen, and should fit the role perfectly. Andrew Haigh (45 Years) is directing the film, which is set to start filming next year for a late fall release.
European film distributor Pathe announced the film in a statement. They said “In 2009, Alexander McQueen put on one of his greatest shows — a stunningly beautiful re-working of his greatest designs from the past 15 years. It was a show that he dedicated to his mother and one in which he tried to make sense of his life and art. The film explores McQueen’s creative process in the months leading up to the show, providing an intimate portrait of the man behind the global brand — a moving celebration of a visionary genius whose designs transcended fashion to become art.”
Alexander McQueen was the chief designer at Givenchy from 1996 to 2001 , and was also the founder of his own label. He was the winner of four British Designer of the Year awards, and also won the CFDA’s International Designer of the Year award in 2003. McQueen committed suicide in 2010 at the age of 40.
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