Jack O'Connell Will Play Lee McQueen In Alexander McQueen Biopic

The biopic will provide an 'intimate portrait' of the fashion designer.

Jack O’Connell will play the late Lee McQueen in a film biopic of the fashion designer and his brand Alexander McQueen.

Studio Pathé will begin filming with the BAFTA-winning British actor - famous for his roles in ‘Skins’ and ‘Unbroken’ - next spring.

The film will be partially based on the biographical book ‘Alexander McQueen: Blood Beneath The Skin’ by Andrew Wilson, focusing in particular on the London designer’s Spring 2010 Plato’s Atlantis collection.

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“In 2009, Alexander McQueen put on one of his greatest shows - a stunningly beautifully re-working of his greatest designs from the past 15 years,” the studio stated.

“It was a show that he dedicated to his mother and one in which he tried to make sense of his life and art.”

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According to the studio, the film will explore McQueen’s creative process in the months leading up to the show, providing an “intimate portrait” of the fashion icon.

“It’s a moving celebration of a visionary genius whose designs transcended fashion to become art,” Pathé stated.

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