A ‘tearjerker’ biopic about Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne’s life is in the works
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A ‘tearjerker’ biopic about Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne’s life is in the works

They discussed who they'd like to play them in their latest podcast episode.

A film biopic about Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne is in the works, and it’s set to be a ‘tearjerker,’ according to Sharon.

The biopic, which doesn’t have a title yet, was first announced back in 2021, where Sharon revealed that her and Ozzy were “thrilled to partner with Sony Pictures and Polygram to bring our story to the screen.”

“Our relationship at times was often wild, insane and dangerous but it was our undying love that kept us together,” she told Variety

Now two and a half years later, the Osbourne’s discussed the movies progress in a new episode of The Osbourne Podcast - and it sounds like it’s coming along rather slowly.

“By the time it’s eventually filmed, I’ll be dead! I wanna be alive to fkn see it,” Ozzy said, to which Sharon replied, “Movies take forever to make. Forever!”

Speaking about the actors that they’d like to see play themselves, Sharon’s keen for “Florence Pugh or the little girl from Game of Thrones (Maisie Williams).” As for Ozzy, their son Jack reckons Bill Hader would play him well. 

“Everyone thinks I’m crazy until I show a side-by-side picture and then that guy’s ability to morph (into different characters),” said Jack, who then showed Ozzy a photo of the actor. 

“F*ck off,” Ozzy replied in classic Ozzy fashion.

Jack, who is producing the film alongside his older sister Aimee, revealed during the chat that the film will be focussing on Ozzy and Sharon’s relationship from around 1979 til 1999. 

“So a 20-year span. I’m excited that it’s still rocking and rolling. It’s too good of a story,” he said. 

The biopic has been talked about since as early as 2018, when Sharon revealed the film is gonna be a “tearjerker.” 

“It's not going to be a sex-and-drugs movie at all. Ozzy is so much more than that. I would hate to be a cliché,” she told Variety at the time. 

And of course, the film is confirmed to feature tracks from Ozzy’s Black Sabbath and solo days. 

Michele Anthony and David Blackman are also set to produce the film on behalf of Polygram Entertainment, as well as Andrea Giannetti representing Sony. The Oscar nominated Lee Hall (Billy Elliot, Rocketman, War Horse) is writing the script. 

We have no idea when the biopic is set to drop, but shit we’re keen to watch it when it does.