Ozzy Osbourne Fans Shouldn’t Expect A Sanitized Version Of His Biopic
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne in an interview with GMA - Good Morning America / Youtube
Ozzy Osbourne’s biopic won’t care much for censoring content about the controversial rocker’s life, says wife Sharon Osbourne. This was in reference to how Bohemian Rhapsody watered-down Freddie Mercury and Queen’ story.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Sharon said, “Our film will be a lot more real. 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.”
She also said she got how Bohemian Rhapsody became a hit film, saying that “it was for a younger generation. It was squeaky clean. It was, ‘Those songs will live forever,’ and it turned a whole generation onto Queen’s music that had never heard before. So with that it was phenomenal. But I don’t think it was a great movie. They changed the timing and everything in it.”
There has been little information about the movie’s progress, however, even if it was announced two years ago. Ozzy’s son, Jack, and his company will be handling the production of the movie, saying that a writer has been hired to do the script that takes place between 1979 and 1996.
Even Ozzy himself isn’t participating actively in the making of the film. “Don’t ask me anything about it. My family are involved, and I said to my wife, ‘Good luck.’ To get my three kids to agree on one thing, you’ve got to get up really early in the morning,” said Osbourne back in February.
“Sharon wants to get an unknown actor,” he added. “It’s about Sharon and I, and our relationship. It’s how we met, fell in love and how we married. She’s my other half. She grew up a lot with me, and I grew up a lot with her. We celebrated 38 years of marriage just recently.”
“I hope it will be a story that everybody can relate to. You don’t have to be a fan of the music, because it’s a story about a survivor. No matter what life throws at you, you pick yourself up and you start again. It’s just an amazing story of overcoming everything that’s thrown at you in your life,” says Sharon.