Bohemian Rhapsody really fired up the movie studios to think seriously about how popular these films could be? RocketMan had a four minute standing ovation at The Cannes Film Festival. And now, Boy George’s life could get the same treatment thanks to MGM. What Biopic would you like to see?
MGM has announced that they’ve tapped writer and director Sacha Gervasi, known for My Dinner with Herve and Anvil: The Story of Anvil, to bring the story of Boy George to the big screen.
MGM is also set to bring Aretha Franklin’s story to movie theaters, Franklin had already confirmed Jennifer Hudson to portray her in the musical biopic.
MGM’s Motion Picture Group President, Jonathan Glickman, says “there is no one better suited for Gervasi to tell Boy George’s story.”
Coming from humbling Irish beginnings Boy George became an international superstar in the ’80s, selling over 100 million singles and 50 million albums. Boy George was way ahead of his time with his openness about his identity, sparking inspiration from fans across the world.