Out director Andrew Haigh will direct
an upcoming film about the life of British designer Alexander
McQueen took his own life in 2010. He
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.
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.