Boy George’s biopic is on the way—and while there are plenty of actors probably working on their audition tapes right this minute, one in particular has already caught the Culture Club singer’s eye: Sophie Turner. Yes, the erstwhile Sansa Stark has apparently been presented to Boy George as a candidate to star in his biopic, and he’s delighted by the prospect.
The singer made this revelation during a recent interview on the radio show Fitzy & Wippa.
“There’s been some really interesting suggestions,” he said when asked who was going to play him. “One of the most interesting suggestions was Sophie Turner. It’s really strange, but that’s been a suggestion. I think that will upset people, which I quite like. Like, Oh, she can’t play you, she’s a woman, you know. But when I was 17, I would have loved to have been her! That was the ambition.”
It would be a delightful bit of casting, as well as a nod to Boy George’s androgynous style. And as it turns out, Turner is very into this idea as well. “I’m SO down,” she wrote on Twitter Monday.
Now that Turner is free of the gargantuan responsibility of Game of Thrones and is done (for now) with the X-Men movies, she’s available to step into the jukebox musical realm. So, universe…do with that what you will.
Boy George’s biopic, the latest in a line of musician biopics and jukebox musicals, will be written and directed by Sacha Gervasi (My Dinner With Hervé). It’ll be a biopic in the classic sense, tracing the singer’s English upbringing through to his breakout success with Culture Club in the 1980s. It’ll also be the latest in a long line of upcoming music-focused movies following the recent success of Mamma Mia!, Bohemian Rhapsody, and Rocketman. Coming up next? An Aretha Franklin biopic and a Judy Garland biopic, as well as looser concepts like a Universal movie based on some of Prince’s music.
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