Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne Love Story Get Feature Film
The epic life and love story of rocker Ozzy Osbourne and manager and personality Sharon Osbourne will be the subject of an upcoming feature film.
The untitled project comes from Polygram Entertainment and will follow a biopic format centered around their decades-long connection – one that has exploded to the top of pop culture with the flagship MTV reality series “The Osbournes”. Oscar nominee Lee Hall (“Billy Elliot”) is scripting the project.
“Our relationship was wild and insane and dangerous at times, but it was our undying love that kept us together,” said Sharon Osbourne. “We are delighted to partner with Sony Pictures and Polygram to bring our story to the screen.”
Sharon and her children Jack Osborune and Aimée Osbourne produce through their label Osbourne Media, with Michele Anthony and David Blackman on behalf of Polygram Entertainment. Andrea Giannetti oversees development for Sony.
Music will obviously play a big part in the film and will feature tracks from Ozzy’s band, Black Sabbath, as well as work from his solo career.
Hall’s writing credits include “Rocketman” with Taron Egerton, “War Horse” by Steven Spielberg, “Victoria & Abdul” by Stephen Frears and “Billy Elliot”, which earned him an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
Led by Jack Osbourne, Osbourne Media produces scripted and unscripted content for multiple platforms. He produced the documentary “God Bless Ozzy Osbourne” for Showtime and oversaw production of NatGeo Wild’s “Alpha Dogs” series. His most recent documentary, “Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne”, headlined the 2020 SXSW Film Festival.
Polygram is the film and television arm of Universal Music Group, working on scripted and unscripted scenarios in film and television. Recent projects include “The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?” From director Frank Marshall and acclaimed documentaries on The Go-Go’s and the Beastie Boys. They also produced NBC’s Emmy Award-winning series “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”. Upcoming projects include the documentary “The Velvet Underground” by Todd Haynes and a KISS biopic by director Joachim Rønning.