Tom Ford: Soon-to-be director

We get the inside story on the designer's directorial debut

Remember when Tom Ford announced he wanted to be a film director? Well he’s been working hard and we can reveal it won’t be long before we can see the fruit of his labours.

The fashion designer, provocateur and saviour of Gucci in the late 1990s bought the rights to Christopher Isherwood’s 1964 novel A Single Man last year, and assembled a stellar cast including Colin Firth, Julianne Moore and Matthew Goode. Shooting commenced in November and it seems the film is now ready.

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Marieclaire.co.uk spoke to a source at IM Global, the sales company looking after the film here at Cannes, and it seems that Ford is as much of a perfectionist as a director as he was as a designer. He has kept the entire film under wraps, and won’t even show footage to international distributors – who are snapping it up anyway. If ever a man had an eye for beauty, it’s Tom Ford, so one thing we can guarantee is that it will look amazing.

Like a fashion collection, he wants to unveil the film in its entirety and intends to do so at the Venice Film Festival in September. Put the date in your diaries now…

Report by Rosamund Witcher in Cannes

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