The story of the legendary British fashion designer is in the works
The question of who would play Alexander ‘Lee’ McQueen in the upcoming Andrew Haigh-directed biopic has been the fashion industry casting equivalent of the big James Bond mystery. Variety have finally laid rumours to rest, announcement that British actor-on-the-rise, Jack O’Connell will play the late, great McQueen.
Skins fans will recognise O’Connell as ‘Cook’ from the epic, teen angsty E4 series, and will therefore know how capable he is at playing the loveable rogue type. His recent critically acclaimed roles in Unbroken and Money Monster have propelled him into the ‘serious actor’ category, but whether Alexander McQueen fans will agree remains to be seen.
Based on Andrew Wilson’s excellent biography, Blood Beneath the Skin, filming of the adaptation will start next spring, with a forecasted release date in winter 2017.
On January 25 we wrote:
A biopic on legendary British fashion designer Alexander McQueen looks set to be made soon. The film about the life of Lewisham-born fashion pioneer McQueen is being created by the maker of Oscar-nominated drama 45 Years – British film-maker Andrew Haigh.