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An Alexander McQueen Biopic Is in the Works

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The Alexander McQueen story is set to become a major motion picture. WWD, via Deadline Hollywood, reports that the project is attached to director Andrew Haigh, whose film 45 Years with Charlotte Rampling is currently making the rounds on the award circuit.

The McQueen biopic is set to be penned by acclaimed playwright Chris Urch. Deadline has it that the one of the film's producers, Damian Jones, bought the rights to the recent Alexander McQueen biography Blood Beneath The Skin.

The movie won't be entirely based on the book, however, Urch is also reportedly researching the designer himself.

This is all still in the early stages: the film is set to start production by the end of the year. There's no word yet about who might land the role of McQueen, the visionary designer who grew up in a working-class family and went on to create runway shows that captivated the world until his tragic suicide at age 40.