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Ozzy Osbourne confirms movie biopic is 'in the pipeline'

Ozzy Osbourne with daughter Kelly and wife Sharon at The Grammys © Getty

Ozzy Osbourne has confirmed that a movie biopic about his relationship with wife Sharon is on the way.

Sharon Osbourne first revealed that the ‘tearjerker’ film about her life with Ozzy was in the scripting phase back in July 2018, and now the project has seemingly gained momentum. 

Confirming the film is “in the pipeline”, Ozzy told Los Angeles Times it’s being helmed by his family. “Don’t ask me anything about it,” Ozzy said. 

“My family are involved, and I said to my wife, ‘good luck’. To get my three kids to agree on one thing, you’ve got to get up really early in the morning.”

Sharon added to the LA Times that she’s been pushing to make a movie for decades, explaining: “People thought I was insane trying to get a movie done on Ozzy.”

However, this has all changed following the rip-roaring success of Queen’s blockbuster biopic Bohemian Rhapsody and Elton John’s recent silver screen smash Rocketman.

“Our story is a love story and it happens that he’s a musician,” Sharon said of movie’s content. “We’re working in our own quiet way, doing our own thing on that. It’s totally different to what anybody would think.”


Premiered shortly before Christmas, Ozzy Osbourne’s Jonas Åkerlund directed ‘Under The Graveyard’ video is semi-autobiographical and stars Val Kilmer’s son Jack Kilmer as Ozzy Osbourne and Jessica Barden as Sharon Osbourne.

Set in Los Angeles in 1979, it follows Ozzy as he embarks on his solo career away from Black Sabbath and he takes a downward spiral as drugs and alcohol take over his life. 

Ultimately, however, throughout all the debauchery and craziness, the video shows that it’s Sharon’s love that saves Ozzy from the brink.

Last month in an interview with Good Morning America, Ozzy Osbourne revealed he is suffering from a “mild form” of Parkinson’s disease

In this week’s Los Angeles Times interview, Ozzy said it was first diagnosed in 2003 and added: “I’m not dying from Parkinson’s. I’ve been working with it most of my life. 

“I’ve cheated death so many times. If tomorrow you read ‘Ozzy Osbourne never woke up this morning,’ you wouldn’t go, ‘Oh, my God!’ You’d go, ‘Well, it finally caught up with him.’”

Released a week today (Friday 21st February), Ozzy Osbourne’s new album ‘Ordinary Man’ features the Planet Rock playlisted anthem ‘Under The Graveyard’, the thunderous single ‘Straight To Hell’ featuring Slash, and Ozzy’s Elton John collaboration ‘Ordinary Man’.
 

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