The currently untitled film will chronicle Boy George’s rise from his working-class Irish upbringing to worldwide super-stardom.
We’ve had Bohemian Rhapsody, then Rocketman: now it’s Boy George’s turn. The former Culture Club frontman is the subject of a new biopic, written and produced by director and screenwriter Sasha Gervasi. Best known for directing the Oscar-nominated 2012 biopic Hitchcock, Gervasi has also produced an Emmy Award-winning documentary about the Canadian heavy metal band Anvil.
The feature film will follow Boy George‘s rise from a humble background to musical fame and fortune with ’80s band Culture Club. Now a hugely successful solo artist and DJ, Boy George continues to record and perform music today. His latest release was 2018’s ‘Let Somebody Love You’, which saw the musical icon reunite with his former band members for the first time in 20 years. The film is currently in production, with no scheduled release date yet announced.
“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.”Sacha Gervasi