Andrew Haigh (“45 Years”) has signed on to direct and Chris Urch to write the Alexander McQueen biopic at Pathe.
Andrew Wilson’s biography “Blood Beneath The Skin” will partly serve as inspiration for the film about a taxi driver’s openly gay son who became an iconic and prestigious UK fashion designer who had the likes of Prince Charles and David Bowie for clients.
He became head designer at Givenchy before starting his own label, but the success also saw him become dependent on drugs and ultimately commit suicide in 2010 just over a week after his mother Joyce had died of cancer.
Damian Jones will produce the project which aims to get into production before the end of the year. Haigh is also developing an adaptation of Willy Valutin’s novel “Lean on Pete” about the friendship between a teenboy and a racehorse.