Hollywood has not finished with the biopics of music stars. After the surprise success of Bohemian Rhapsody on Freddie Mercury and he announced Rocketman on Elton John, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer is preparing to launch a film exploring the life of british singer Boy George, according to the american website Deadline .
The future of film, of which neither the name nor the cast are not yet known, should be directed by Sacha Gervasi, to whom we owe a documentary about the heavy metal band from canada, Anvil, as well as a feature-length film on Alfred Hitchcock, with Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren and Scarlett Johansson. He recently made a tv movie about the actor Hervé Villechaize with Peter Dinklage. He is also the writer of the Terminal Steven Spielberg in 2004.
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According to Deadline , the film must evoke the childhood of George Alan O’dowd was born in 1961 of an irish family poor, Bexley, in the suburbs of London, prior to his ascent of the charts as Boy George in the 80’s.
Karma Chameleon by Culture Club in 1983:
Who carried out a prolific solo career during the 1990s, Boy George is mostly known as the lead singer of Culture Club, the origin of the tubes Karma Chameleon and Do You Really Want To Hurt Me . The group was one of the spearheads of the movement that New Romantic, known for its extravagant looks influenced by the artists glam rock like Bowie, Eno, or Bolan. George himself was for a long time recognizable to his androgynous style and cheerfully decorated.
The 2000s have been more complicated for the singer, who is arrested for possession of cocaine in 2005, and four months in prison in 2009 for beating a escort boy. It is only in the 2010s that he reunited with success, by releasing a new solo album in 2013, and then with Club Culture in 2018.
A biopic about Aretha Franklin, who disappeared in August last year, is also in the cards from the MGM with Jennifer Hudson in the title role. The vein is not yet dried up.