‘Who’s going to play me?’ Boy George launches casting seek for biopic
LONDON (Reuters) — British singer Boy George launched a casting search on Tuesday, on the lookout for an actor to painting him in a music biopic set to begin filming this summer season.
The Tradition Membership frontman, whose actual title is George O’Dowd, took to social media to make the announcement. In a video he stated “Line of Obligation” actor Daniel Mays would play his father, and added teasingly “there’s rumours of Keanu Reeves popping in.”
“I am very excited to announce the film of my life and Tradition Membership known as ‘Karma Chameleon’ can be shot this summer season in London and world wide,” he stated.
“There’s just one downside, and it is fairly main – who’s going to play me? We’re on the lookout for a courageous younger actor, from anyplace within the globe, to tackle the position of his life.”
The movie, written and directed by Sacha Gervasi, will observe the singer’s “humble beginnings in an Irish working-class household, by his rise to the highest of the worldwide charts with Tradition Membership”, in accordance with a press launch.
The Grammy Award-winning Tradition Membership shaped in 1981 and is thought for chart-topping hits “Karma Chameleon” and “Do You Actually Wish to Harm Me”.
The brand new movie, financed and produced by Millennium Media, follows different music biopics launched in the previous couple of years, together with “Rocketman” about Elton John and “Bohemian Rhapsody” about Queen.
“Boy George and Tradition Membership have been an inspiration to so many individuals. Particularly, George’s unapologetic manner of being true to himself. He has paved the best way for folks to reside their fact as fearless people,” Jonathan Yunger, co-president of Millennium Media, stated in an announcement.
“That is extra related at this time than ever.”