Watch: Who'd Play Him in a Movie? Boy George Wants to be 'Impressed'

by Kilian Melloy

EDGE Staff Reporter

Thursday April 22, 2021
Originally published on April 21, 2021

Boy George
Boy George  (Source:Screen cap/Boy George/Instagram)

Boy George doesn't yet know the answer to the question, "Who would play me in a movie?" Reports say, however, that he's looking to be "impressed" by whoever lands the role.

People Magazine reports the former "Culture Club" frontman is the subject of a biopic titled "Karma Chameleon."

People noted the film was written and will be directed by "Hitchcock" helmer Sacha Gervasi, and "explores George's childhood, growing up in Ireland, to his success in the 80s band Culture Club with members Jon Moss, Roy Hay, and Mickey Craig."

George, 59, announced the project on Instagram on April 20. The singer says in a video that the biopic will lens "around the world," including London.

"There's only one problem...it's quite major," the "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?" singer adds. "Who's going to play me?"

In order to find the right pick, George continues, the filmmakers are "looking for a brave young actor from anywhere in the globe to take on the role of his life. It will be brilliant!"

Adds George: "I want to be impressed" with whomever is cast to play him.

"So see you on set this summer," the singer signs off. "I'll be wearing the hat."

Watch the announcement in the Instagram post embedded below.


Kilian Melloy serves as EDGE Media Network's Associate Arts Editor and Staff Contributor. His professional memberships include the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and the Boston Theater Critics Association's Elliot Norton Awards Committee.

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