‘Rocketman’ writer Lee Hall is writing the screenplay
A new biopic about Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne has been officially announced.
According to DiversityThe yet-untitled film is being developed by PolyGram Entertainment, partner of Universal Music Group. Sharon is on production duties with the couple’s children Amy and Jack (through their Osbourne Media label).
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Oscar nominee Lee Hall – who wrote the Elton John biopic rocket Man (2019) and Billy Elliot (2000) – is drafting a script for the project, which will delve into the whirlwind life of a rock ‘n’ roll couple.
“Sometimes our relationship was wild, crazy and dangerous, but it was our undying love that kept us together,” Sharon Osbourne said in a statement. “We are thrilled to partner with Sony Pictures and Polygram to bring our story to the screen.”
To DiversityReportedly, the upcoming biopic will feature music from Black Sabbath as well as material from Ozzy Osbourne’s solo career.
Amy Osbourne gave an update on the film in November 2020, revealing that the team was “getting ready to begin casting” at the time. “Finding the right kind of actors to portray them is going to be challenging, but we are looking forward to finding some new ones,” she said. Granthshala.
“I think the authenticity, the vulnerability, the charisma, all those kinds of things he’s going to need to play out, because they’re both so unique. It’s definitely going to be challenging, and I’m as excited as I am, to have someone like that.” It will be intense to find someone who can incorporate a challenging mix of characteristics for both of them. But I am confident that we will find the right people.”
Sharon Osbourne has previously said she doesn’t want the film to be “squeaky, shiny clean” like the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody (2018). “Our film will be a lot more real,” she explained. “We’re not making this for kids. It’s an adult film for adults.”