By Francesco DeLuca
An Alexander McQueen biopic is in the woks, and is set to be directed by Andrew Haigh, according to Deadline Hollywood. Damian Jones and Pathe will produce the film and Chris Urch has written the script.
The film will draw elements from Andrew Wilson’s biography, “Alexander McQueen: Blood Beneath The Skin,” but will also include Urch’s research.
Last year the fashion designer’s story took to theatre. “McQueen” premiered at the St. James Theatre, and was popular enough to transfer to the Haymarket Theatre in London’s West End, where it ran from September to November. The play was directed by John Caird, who also directed the off-Broadway musical, “Daddy Long Legs.”
Haigh’s latest film, “45 Years,” follows a long-married couple who receive troubling news about the husband’s girlfriend. That film won the Best British/Irish film of the year award at the London Film Critics’ Circle Awards, as well as a best British film nomination at the BAFTA’s.
The aim is to get the film project into production by the end of the year, according to Deadline. An actual release date has yet to be decided