Alexander McQueen biopic to be directed by Looking creator


Alexander McQueen biopic will be directed by Andrew Haigh.

The designer was found dead in February 2010, after taking a cocktail of drugs and then hanging himself. The tragedy occurred the day before his mother’s funeral.

An inquest shortly after McQueen’s death revealed that he had twice tried to committed suicide before finally succeeding. He had conducted internet research on how to take his own life before he died.

Six years on from his death, a biopic based on McQueen’s life is set to go into production.

It has been reported that playwright Chris Urch is writing the script for the project.

According to Deadline:

“Red hot playwright Chris Urch, whose latest play The Rolling Stone has just debuted in London to ecstatic reviews, is writing the project. Jones had previously optioned Andrew Wilson’s McQueen biography Blood Beneath The Skin, but the film will not be exclusively based on the book; rather it will be part of the research materials available to Urch.”

The film will chronicle the “rise and tragic fall” of McQueen, who built his way from the working class son of a taxi driver to head of a fashion empire.

During his career, he designed iconic outfits for David Bowie, Björk and Lady Gaga.

The film is being developed by Pathe and creators aim to get the project into production by the end of the year.


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