Ewan McGregor to star in ‘Merely Halston’ TV collection

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Ewan McGregor is about to change into a trend darling.

The actor, 47, is ready to star in and government produce “Merely Halston,” a restricted collection on Legendary Tv concerning the meteoric rise and fall of the primary American superstar designer.

Written by Sharr White (“The Affair”) and to be directed by Dan Minahan (“American Crime Story”), the present will monitor Halston (born Roy Halston Frowick) as he leverages his single, invented title right into a worldwide trend empire that’s synonymous with luxurious, intercourse, standing and fame, actually defining the period he lives in, 1970s and ’80s New York — till a hostile takeover forces him to battle for management of his most treasured asset: the title Halston itself.

McGregor, White and Minahan government produce. Killer Movies is producing.

Halston began off as a milliner and rose to fame after designing the pillbox hat Jacqueline Kennedy wore to her husband’s presidential inauguration in 1961. He then segued to womenswear with designs that have been deemed minimalist however subtle, glamorous however snug. He had a slew of superstar shoppers together with Anjelica Huston, Lauren Bacall, Margaux Hemingway, Elizabeth Taylor, Bianca Jagger and Liza Minnelli. He additionally designed uniforms for the US Olympic staff, Lady Scouts, NYPD and Braniff Airways.

Halston’s firm went by way of varied homeowners and was finally acquired by Revlon, with Halston regularly shedding management. He died in 1990 on the age of 57 from AIDS-related issues.

“Star Wars” alum McGregor just lately performed the title position in “Christopher Robin” and is ready to play Black Masks in “Birds of Prey.” In TV, he received a Golden Globe and earned an Emmy nomination for the FX restricted collection “Fargo.”

Author-playwright Sharr has served as co-executive producer on “The Affair” and “Sweetbitter.” His praised play “The True” starring Edie Falco, Michael McKean and Peter Scolari simply completed its sold-out off-Broadway run.

Minahan shared a greatest restricted collection Emmy award this 12 months for one more mission a couple of well-known designer, FX’s “Versace: American Crime Story.” His directing credit additionally embrace “Recreation of Thrones” and “Home of Playing cards.”

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