Out director Andrew Haigh will direct an upcoming film about the life of British designer Alexander McQueen.

McQueen took his own life in 2010. He was 40.

McQueen, the youngest of six children, went from a tailor's apprentice to designer of the wardrobe for David Bowie's 1997 Earthling tour. The openly-gay McQueen was one of the youngest designers to be named British Designer of the Year, which he won four times.

According to Deadline, the film will be based in part on a biography written by Andrew Wilson, Blood Beneath the Skin. The script is being written by playwright Chris Urch (The Rolling Stone).

Haigh is best known in the United States for directing HBO's gay drama Looking. His latest film is the Oscar-nominated 45 Years, which he wrote and directed.