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Boy George is looking for actor to play him in new biopic

Writer: Heidi Hsia

A casting search has begun to find The One to play Boy George in his biopic
A casting search has begun to find The One to play Boy George in his biopic

22 Apr – British singer Boy George recently announced that his upcoming biopic will begin filming this summer in London, though no one yet has been cast to play him.

In a video he shared on social media, George stated that the movie will be titled, "Karma Chameleon" - in reference to his most popular song - and that Daniel Mays will be playing his father.

"There's only one problem, and it's quite major," he then added. "Who is going to play me? We're looking for a brave young actor, from anywhere in the globe, to take on the role of his life."

He also added teasingly, "There's rumours of Keanu Reeves popping in."


Try to imagine Keanu as Boy George


Back in the day when Boy George was the lead singer of pop band Culture Club

Written and to be directed by Sacha Gervasi ("Hitchcock"), the film will revolve around the singer, real name George O'Dowd, and his journey from his humble beginnings in an Irish working-class family to his stardom as the frontman of Culture Club alongside band members Jon Moss, Roy Hay, and Mikey Craig.

Culture Club sold more than 100 million singles and 50 million albums since its debut in 1981, and is well known for hits including "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?" and "Karma Chameleon". George himself became popular for his androgynous unapologetic style.


Boy George was popular for his unique style in his heyday


Culture Club consists of singer Boy George, guitarist and keyboard player Roy Hay, bass player Mikey Craig and drummer Jon Moss
Cinema Online, 22 April 2021

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