Following news that Bob Dylan’s story will be interpreted into a fresh Netflix film, it seems the growing trend of music biopics is set to continue. Shooting to international stardom after Culture Club’s 1982 hit, ‘Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?’, George O’Dowd – most commonly known as Boy George – will be immortalised into a film biopic.
Written and directed by Sacha Gervasi, not much is known about the forthcoming film, though reports suggest a lead could be cast shortly – and it’s not who you’d expect.
Known for his early avant-garde makeup, style and signature hats – a persona he still carries today – Boy George has become an icon of the queer community. But who could possibly pull of his unique look? According to the artist, Sophie Turner is his first choice.
Quickly rising to fame after her main role in Game of Thrones, Sophie Turner’s name was first mentioned for the biopic on Australian radio show ‘Fitzy and Wippa’. During the interview, George quickly shut down anyone who would question the choice in gender.
“There’s been some really interesting suggestions,” said the Culture Club frontman when asked who could play him. One of the most interesting suggestions was Sophie Turner. [People will say] ‘she can’t play you she’s a woman,’ you know. But when I was 17, I would have loved to have been her.”
Shortly after the interview, Sophie Turner tweeted that she’d be “SO down” to front the ’80s music icon, even tagging the 58-year-old.
— Sophie Turner (@SophieT) June 17, 2019
Turner most recently faced X-Men: Dark Phoenix and after proving her range across a number of sci-fi driven films, we’re eager to see her step into different personas – though nothing has been decided yet.
In the meantime, stay tuned.