Boy George Movie in the Works at MGM
Sacha Gervasi is set to write and direct.
Boy George is the next music star set to get the biopic treatment.
MGM is developing a feature about the singer, tracking his humble beginnings in an Irish working-class family through his rise to the top of the international charts in the 1980s with the group Culture Club.
Sacha Gervasi, who helmed 2012's Hitchcock about the iconic director, has been tapped to write and direct the untitled project.
MGM's Boy George movie is the latest in Hollywood's music biopic trend. Bohemian Rhapsody proved to be a huge hit last fall, earning $900 million at the global box office, with star Rami Malek taking home the best actor Oscar for his portrayal of the late Freddie Mercury. After debuting in Cannes, the Elton John biopic Rocketman is due to hit theaters this weekend in North America.
MGM is also developing an Aretha Franklin movie, with Jennifer Hudson attached to star, while Focus Features has tapped Bill Pohlad to write and direct Dreamin' Wild, a biopic about the musical duo Donnie and Joe Emerson.
Gervasi is repped by CAA, Management 360 and Lichter Grossman.