George Michael’s property denies endorsing biopic

Earlier this week, the Daily Mail reported {that a} big-budget “warts and all” biopic concerning the life and profession of celebrated Wham! frontman George Michael was within the works, with White Lotus star Theo James tipped to painting Michael within the movie. In response to the report, the challenge was endorsed by the property of George Michael “after the success of biopics about Elton John and Queen’s Freddie Mercury”.

Yesterday, Michael’s property launched a press release denying any involvement within the challenge. “To all of George’s Lovelies, followers and lovers of his music, a narrative has been printed stating that George Michael’s household has endorsed a so known as ‘biopic’ about his life,” it mentioned. “On behalf of George’s household and [George Michael Entertainment] we need to make it clear that there is no such thing as a fact in any respect on this story, we all know nothing about this challenge and won’t be endorsing it in any approach.”

The Mail’s story was not the primary time it had been recommended that Michael’s property was fascinated with a biopic. In 2021, the Solar’s Simon Boyle reported in his Weird column that Michael’s household was “eager to maneuver forward” with a movie as a result of success of the the Rocketman and Bohemian Rhapsody biopics, however that it had been placed on maintain as a result of disagreement between key stakeholders, together with Michael’s sister, father and ex-boyfriend.

James himself appeared to trace at his potential casting throughout an look on Watch What Occurs Reside with Andy Cohen earlier this month, saying that he would “love” to painting the late singer. “He’s an icon,” he mentioned, “And he’s a bit Greek and I’m a bit Greek.”

A documentary about Michael, George Michael: Freedom, was launched in 2017. Narrated by Michael shortly earlier than his loss of life, the movie featured speaking heads from Michael’s admirers and collaborators, together with Naomi Campbell, Elton John and Liam Gallagher. It was re-released with new footage final June as George Michael: Freedom Uncut.

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