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Jack O'Connell to Play Alexander McQueen in Biopic

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This Alexander McQueen biopic is shaping up to be our next must-see.

This Alexander McQueen biopic is shaping up to be our next must-see, even moreso now that English heartthrob Jack O'Connell has been tapped to star. It was previously announced that Weekend director and Looking creator Andrew Haigh would direct.

Jack O'Connell, the hunky English actor known for Unbroken and Skins, will play McQueen in the movie, beginning principal photography this spring.

Alexander McQueen began working fashion houses at the tender age of 16, and soon developed a close friendship with fashion editor Isabella Blow. He quickly began to design for A-list artists like David Bowie, was named Designer of the Year by the CFDA, and was appointed head designer of Givenchy in 1996 and creative director of Gucci in 2000. In 2010, McQueen was found hanged in his apartment, having committed suicide nine days after his mother's death.

The film will primarily focus on McQueen's iconic 2009 runway show and the preparation leading up to it. A statement from the film's distributor explained the movie "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."

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