Last August, it was revealed that heavy metal forefather Ozzy Osbourne and his wife and manager Sharon were working on a biopic about the early years of their courtship and relationship. Now, it’s been revealed that the film has officially found a home with Sony Pictures.
As reported by Variety, the yet-untitled movie will be released by Sony and Polygram Entertainment, and will be produced by Ozzy and Sharon’s kids Jack Osborune and Aimée Osbourne via their label Osbourne Media. Writing the film will be Oscar nominee Lee Hall (Billy Elliot).
“Our relationship at times was often wild, insane and dangerous but it was our undying love that kept us together,” says Sharon. “We’re thrilled to partner with Sony Pictures and Polygram to bring our story to the screen.”
While this news is exciting, younger metal fans may have a hard time getting into the movie if it’s released in theaters. According to an interview with Sharon last year, the film won’t mollycoddle fans with toned-down depictions of Ozzy and Sharon’s romance — they’re going to get the whole thing in graphic detail.
“It’s not like any other story,” Sharon said. “It’s not like, ‘rock & roll, crazy, and now I’m a granddad.’ It’s so much more than that…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.”
Sharon mentioned that she appreciated Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody for what it was, but noted that it had a bit of a polish on it. “I get why they did that, because it was for a younger generation,” she said. “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 [of the story] and everything in it. That’s why it was, like, made ‘nice’ and that’s what made it a Hallmark movie.”
Fingers crossed we get an Ozzy and Sharon sex scene. Mostly, we just want to know if Ozzy keeps his shades on.
Words by Chris Krovatin