Sharon Osbourne says the movie about her husband Ozzy that their son Jack is producing is the “real deal.”
She tells Rolling Stone, “I hope it will be a story that everybody can relate to. You don’t have to be a fan of the music, because it’s a story about a survivor. No matter what life throws at you, you pick yourself up and you start again. It’s just an amazing story of overcoming everything that’s thrown at you in your life… It’s not like any other story. It’s not like, ‘rock and roll, crazy, and now I’m a granddad.’ It’s so much more than that.”
She also points out that it will not be along the same lines as Queen‘s Bohemian Rhapsody, which she describes as a “Hallmark rock movie… I get why they did that, because it was for a younger generation. It was squeaky clean. It was, ‘Those songs will live forever,’ and it turned a whole generation onto Queen’s music that had never heard them before… They changed the timing [of the story] and everything in it. That’s why it was, like, made ‘nice’ and that’s what made it a Hallmark movie… Our film will be a lot more real. We don’t want it to be squeaky, shiny clean and all of that. We’re not making it for kids. It’s an adult movie for adults.”
The film is in its early stages, says Jack. “We have a writer. We said to go from 1979 to 1996. I can’t say too much, but the film is an active development.”
And Ozzy adds, “From what I understand, it’s about Sharon and I and our relationship. It’s how we met, fell in love, and how we married. She’s my other half. She grew up a lot with me, and I grew up a lot with her. We celebrated 38 years of marriage just recently.”
Sharon’s late father, Don Arden, managed Black Sabbath.
This film is not to be confused with the upcoming documentary for A&E, Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne, which premieres September 7th.