Jack O’Connell Is Set To Play Alexander McQueen In An Upcoming Biopic

by MR Magazine Staff

In what can only be described as perfect casting, Jack O’Connell has been tapped to play Alexander McQueen in an upcoming biopic on the late designer’s life. From a physical standpoint, O’Connell and McQueen are dead ringers, but since breaking out as the lead in Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken a few years ago, the British performer has also established himself as one of the most intense young actors of his generation. That intensity will serve him well as he attempts to bring to life one of the fashion world’s most mercurial and towering figures. The movie will be directed by Andrew Haigh, who executive produced Looking for HBO and has directed acclaimed movies like 45 Years and Weekend. The script will be based on the McQueen biography, Blood Beneath the Skin, by Andrew Wilson, and will focus on the days leading up to his famous fall/winter Paris Fashion Week show in 2009, which caused the New York Times to write the headline, “McQueen Leaves Fashion in Ruins.” Read more at Nylon.