Boy George has announced his biopic, titled Karma Chameleon, will begin shooting this summer in London, Bulgaria, and around the world, through Millennium Media. Rolling Stone reported George appeared on Instagram and revealed that 1917 and Line Of Duty actor Danny Mays will play his father, and mentioned “there are rumors of Keanu Reeves popping in.” George went on to say the producers are looking for “a brave young actor” to portray the ’80s icon.
Millennium Media co-president Jonathan Yunger said in a statement: “We’re elated to bring this amazing story to life. Boy George and Culture Club have been an inspiration to so many people. Specifically, George’s unapologetic way of being true to himself. He has paved the way for people to live their truth as fearless individuals.” Karma Chameleon will be directed by Sacha Gervasi of Hitchcock and Anvil: The Story Of Anvil fame.
Boy George told us that he’s figured out a way to live as a celebrity while remaining completely true to himself: “I don’t wander around wearing the things I wear on stage. I mean, I would, but it would cause me so much hassle. So, I tone it down during daylight and I’ve definitely gotten more relaxed with the whole relationship with the public and with fame and I’m a lot easier with it and I’m more approachable. I don’t know — I think I’ve just grown into it, y’know, accept that it’s my job and that people are gonna come up to me. I don’t get hassled, but, y’know, often people will come up to me and say, ‘Hey, Boy George!’ And I’ll be like, ‘Yep! Sometimes (laughs)!”