Polygram Entertainment and Sony Pictures are developing a biopic about heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne and his wife, television personality Sharon Osbourne.
“Our relationship at times was often wild, insane and dangerous but it was our undying love that kept us together,” Sharon Osbourne said in a statement to Variety. “We’re thrilled to partner with Sony Pictures and Polygram to bring our story to the screen.” Sharon, her son Jack and daughter Aimée will serve as producers on the as-yet-untitled project.
Lee Hall — whose credits include the music-themed films, Rocketman and Billy Elliot — is writing the film. Songs from Ozzy’s solo and Black Sabbath catalogs will appear on the soundtrack.
Ozzy, 72, and Sharon, 69, married in 1982 after three years of dating, they starred with their kids Jack and Kelly on the MTV reality show, The Osbournes, from 2002 until 2005. No casting has been announced for the dramatized version of their relationship.
Polygram is the film and television arm of Universal Music Group, which recently produced The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart? from director Frank Marshall, and documentaries about The Go-Go’s and the Beastie Boys.
Sharon was a co-host of the CBS daytime chat program, The Talk, from 2010 to earlier this year.