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nbro­ken” and “Money Mon­ster” actor Jack O’Con­nell is set to star in a movie about fash­ion de­signer Alexan­der McQueen to be directed by An­drew Haigh, best known for “45 Years.” Pathe will dis­trib­ute the film in the UK, France and Switzer­land, and will han­dle sales in the rest of the world. Prin­ci­pal pho­tog­ra­phy on the movie, which is pro­duced by Damian Jones at DJ Films, will start next spring, and the pic is due for de­liv­ery at the end of next year. The script is writ­ten by Chris Urch, award-win­ning play­wright of “The Rolling Stone” and “Land of Our Fathers,” based on the bi­og­ra­phy “Blood Be­neath the Skin” by An­drew Wil­son.

“In 2009, Alexan­der McQueen put on one of his great­est shows-a stun­ningly beau­ti­ful re-work­ing of his great­est designs from the past 15 years,” ac­cord­ing to a state­ment from Pathe. “It was a show that he ded­i­cated to his mother and one in which he tried to make sense of his life and art. The film ex­plores McQueen’s cre­ative process in the months lead­ing up to the show, pro­vid­ing an in­ti­mate por­trait of the man be­hind the global brand-a mov­ing cel­e­bra­tion of a vi­sion­ary ge­nius whose designs tran­scended fash­ion to be­come art.” O’Con­nell’s cred­its in­clude “‘71” and “Starred Up”; Jones’ pre­vi­ous movies in­clude “The Iron Lady,” “Belle” and “Lady in the Van.” — Reuters

Jack O’Con­nell

In this Feb 7, 2016 file photo, Lady Gaga sings the na­tional an­them be­fore the NFL Su­per Bowl 50 foot­ball game be­tween the Den­ver Bron­cos and the Carolina Pan­thers in Santa Clara, Calif. — AP

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