Ozzy Osbourne doesn’t want the actor who portrays him in his forthcoming biopic to be a fmaous, well-known celebrity of any sort
The currently untitled biopic was initially announced back in 2020, which is said to focus on Ozzy’s relationship with his wife and longtime manager Sharon Osbourne between the time period of 1979 and 1996.
In a new conversation with Consequence, Ozzy said: “I don’t want to have anyone like Johnny Depp act as me. I rather have someone who is relatively unknown.”
Sharon previously stated about the project that she didn’t want the final film to be anything like Freddie Mercury biopic and what she referred to as a “hallmark movie”, “Bohemian Rhapsody“.
“Our film will be a lot more real,” she said. “We don’t want it to be squeaky, shiny clean and all of that. We’re not making it for kids. It’s an adult movie for adults.”
No casting announcements have been made as of of yet, however The Osbournes’ eldest daughter, Aimée has prepared the film treatment for the project. The script is currently in the hands of Oscar nominee Lee Hall, who worked on the Elton John biopic “Rocketman” (2019).
When Ozzy was asked whether he was nervous about having his demons and struggles with substance abuse portrayed on the silver screen, the singer replied: “I don’t give a shit. I mean, if it’s a success, great. As long as it’s not too slurpy and bullshit-y, you know?”.