Designer Tom Ford Turns Hollywood Film Director

10/29/2008 at 05:21 PM ET

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Everyone from Paris Hilton to Lauren Conrad, Nicole Richie and, well, just about every other celeb in Hollywood, has tried their hand at fashion design recently — and designer Tom Ford is about turn the tables, announcing plans to conquer the film industry. This Monday, Ford will begin filming his directorial debut, the 1960s period drama A Single Man, adapted from a Charles Isherwood novel of the same name. The movie, which will star Colin Firth, Julianne Moore and Matthew Goode, tells the story of a college professor, played by Firth, who loses his long-time partner. Tell us: What do you think of the former Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent designer’s decision break into films?

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M on

How in the world does he know anything about directing? Love him, but very confused. If you read this Tom, my friend Marcus loves you!

M A R on

I COUD NOT CARE LESS, NEVER HAVE LIKED HIM ANY WAY NOR HIS DESIGNS

Helena on

This seems really random to me. But I guess in a world where every single celebrity and quasi-celebrity are getting clothing lines, he’d have to branch out to make an extra buck, too.

ben on

Rock on… i will be eager to see this… i am excited for the cinematography and designs… thats for sure…

good luck Tom!

Makee on

What amazes me is that this seems to be a major picture with A list actors. They trust him to direct them? If this were a fashion related movie, I would get it, but not a major movie. Maybe he’ll be using an assistant director that has directing experience.

justcuz on

I love it. I hope the film turns out great – with Colin Firth as the star, it already has potential. If nothing else, it should look spectacular.

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