Boy George is about to cash in on the current buzz word in cinema by becoming the subject of his very own biopic.
Following the success of the Oscar-winning Queen film Bohemian Rhapsody, we’ve seen films for Elton John, Mötley Crüe’s Netflix effort and even Celine Dion has gotten in on the act. Now though, Boy George’s life is preparing to hit the big screen.
Sacha Gervasi, the director behind 2012 film Hitchcock, is writing and producing the planned feature film which explores Boy George’s life. According to Deadline, the film will begin with Boy George’s humble, working class Irish upbringing and follow him right up to his stardom with ’80s band Culture Club.
The film will be “a trailblazer and a true original,” Gervasi told Deadline. “In the London clubs of the ’80s, George was impossible to miss and everyone knew he would be a star long before the world had ever heard a note of Culture Club’s iconic songs.
“As you can imagine, George’s life story is wickedly entertaining, yet also poignant and inspiring. I’m both honored and excited to be the one to guide it onto the big screen.”