Boy George Getting Biopic Courtesy of the BBC
Published Feb 08, 2010The BBC is producing a 90-minute drama film based on the life of '80s music icon Boy George. The film will chronicle the singer's rise from being a cloakroom attendant at a London nightclub to being one of the biggest music personalities of the '80s.
The film, titled Worried about the Boy, will feature up-and-comer Douglas Booth as Boy George (born George O'Dowd) at the height of his fame, or as the BBC puts it, "in the cultural era he is synonymous with."
Of course, Boy George spent the '80s as the lead singer of glam pop group Culture Club, who penned international hits such as "Time (Clock of the Heart)," "I"ll Tumble 4 Ya" and "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?" from the band's 1982 debut, Kissing to be Clever. The singer spent the latter half of the decade releasing less successful albums and suffering from a heroin addiction, all of which will be chronicled in the film.
It remains to be seen whether the film will follow Boy George into the '90s and '00s.
Production for Worried about the Boy will begin later this month.