A king amongst mere men passed away from suicide in 2010, and the world mourned. That man was Lee Alexander McQueen; one of the greatest couturiers and designers the world has ever seen. 

Since his passing, fashion fiends have missed his outlandishly daring, strikingly beautiful works of art floating down the runway, and has instead kept their eyes on Sarah Burton as she continues on his legacy under his highly-adored label, Alexander McQueen

The designer’s story was a great one, and there’s been rumours stirring that we’d be receiving a McQueen biopic sometime in the near future – and it looks as though it’s finally coming together. 

Variety announced today that the Alexander McQueen biopic is definitely moving forward, and the actor playing the prolific designer has now been cast: British actor Jack O’Connell. 

O’Connell has made a name for himself in a number of major roles recently, namely ‘Money Monster‘ and ‘Unbroken’ with Angelina Jolie, but you might remember him a little better as Cook in the insanely popular UK series ‘Skins‘. 

‘Skins’ Actor Jack O’Connell To Star As Iconic Designer Alexander McQueen

Pathé released a statement about the casting, stating that the movie will focus on McQueen‘s critically acclaimed A/W 2009 show (pictured below) The Horn of Plenty, where he worked retrospectively and offered modernised reworkings of silhouettes, motifs, looks. 

‘Skins’ Actor Jack O’Connell To Star As Iconic Designer Alexander McQueen

‘Skins’ Actor Jack O’Connell To Star As Iconic Designer Alexander McQueen

“In 2009, Alexander McQueen put on one of his greatest shows — a stunningly beautiful re-working of his greatest designs from the past 15 years. It was a show that he dedicated to his mother and one in which he tried to make sense of his life and art.

 The film 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.”

‘Skins’ Actor Jack O’Connell To Star As Iconic Designer Alexander McQueen

‘Skins’ Actor Jack O’Connell To Star As Iconic Designer Alexander McQueen

The Alexander McQueen biopic (currently unnamed) is due out at the end of next year. 

Source: Variety

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