British Actor Jack O'Connell To Play Alexander McQueen In Upcoming Biopic

BY Jordan Grant / Oct 26 2016 / 14:06 PM

Filming is to start in Spring

British Actor Jack O'Connell To Play Alexander McQueen In Upcoming Biopic

Back in September, it was revealed that a film exploring the inspiring but often-turbulent relationship between Alexander McQueen and Isabella Blow, and now the first cast member has been announced. 

British actor Jack O’Connell - best known for his roles in Unbroken, ’71 and tv show Skins - has been cast as the late Alexander McQueen for the film. The film will be directed by Andrew Haigh and is based on the biography written by Andrew Wilson, titled Blood Beneath The Skin. The title of the film is yet to be announced.

The biopic is due to focus on McQueen’s 2009 autumn/winter collection, Horn of Plenty, which was his penultimate collection before his death in 2010.

"The film explores McQueen's creative process in the six 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," Pathé, the company who will distribute the film, said in a statement.