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Boy George is set to be immortalised in a new upcoming biopic

The Culture Club frontman follows the likes of Freddie Mercury and Elton John

2019-05-30

Words: Steve Brown

A biopic based on the life of Boy George is in the works.

According to Deadline, MGM Studios are working on a feature film based on the life of the Culture Club frontman following the success of Bohemian Rhapsody and most recently Rocketman.

Sacha Gervasi is set to write and direct the unnamed biopic which will be produced by Kevin King Templeton and Paul Kemsley.

The film will explore George’s beginnings in an Irish working-class family and charts his rise to the top of the international charts.

Jonathan Glickman, MGM’s Motion Picture Group President, said: “There is no filmmaker better suited than Sacha Gervasi to tell George’s confessional story with the irreverence and emotion it deserves.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with both of them to bring this remarkably honest and wildly entertaining tale to audiences around the world.”

As well as being a Grammy-winning artist who has sold more than 100 million singles and more than 50 million albums worldwide, the openly gay artist is also the author of two bestselling autobiographies and co-produced the musical Taboo.