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When it comes to casting Ozzy Osbourne for his upcoming biopic, the Prince of Darkness has one request.
“I don’t want to have anyone like Johnny Depp act as me,” Ozzy tells Consequence. “I rather have someone who is relatively unknown.”
The upcoming movie is set to tell Ozzy’s story through the lens of his relationship with wife Sharon Osbourne. It’ll be written by Oscar nominee Lee Hall, who also penned the 2019 Elton John biopic, Rocketman.
Sharon previously described the film as “an adult movie for adults” that won’t present a “squeaky, shiny clean” version of her and Ozzy’s life together. As for how he feels about the perhaps not-so flattering parts of his life being portrayed on the big screen, Ozzy declares, “I don’t give a s***.”
“I mean, if it’s a success, great,” he says. “As long as it’s not too slurpy and bulls***-y, you know?”
Jack Kilmer, son of Val Kilmer, previously played Ozzy in the metal legend’s video for his 2019 single “Under the Graveyard,” which was described as “semi-autobiographical.” Actor Tony Cavalero also portrays the Prince of Darkness in the 2019 Mötley Crüe biopic, The Dirt.
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