May 29, 2019 01:53 PM EST

Music Icon Boy George Up Next for Biopic Treatment

Music Icon Boy George Up Next for Biopic Treatment
Iconic singer Boy George will be the next celebrity to get a biopic. Sacha Gervasi (My Dinner with Herve, Anvil: The Story of Anvil) will both write and direct the MGM film.

Boy George reached the pinnacle of his fame in the 1980s, selling over 100 million singles and 50 million albums between his work with the Culture Club and his solo career. His flamboyant and androgynous look helped seal his fate as an 80s icon.

Gervasi said that Boy George is "a trailblazer and a true original. 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. I'm both honored and excited to be the one to guide it onto the big screen."

The film will show the singer's ascent to fame from his beginnings in an Irish a working-class family.

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."
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