Ozzy Osbourne doesn't want 'anyone like Johnny Depp' to play him in biopic

Sep 8, 2022; Inglewood, California, USA; Recording artist Ozzy Osbourne performs during the game between the Buffalo Bills and the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Ozzy Osbourne wants someone unknown to play him. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) (USA TODAY USPW / reuters)

Ozzy Osbourne has said he doesn't want to have "anyone like Johnny Depp" playing him in a biopic.

The Black Sabbath rocker is to be the subject of an upcoming biopic that his wife Sharon previously said would be a "story about a survivor".

It has been in the pipeline for some time but so far it hasn't been announced who is in the running to play Ozzy, who revealed in 2020 that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease..

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And the 73-year-old has now revealed he doesn't want it to be a big Hollywood A-lister.

Actor Johnny Depp receives the Donostia Award, the festival's highest honorary award during the 69th San Sebastian Film Festival in San Sebastian, Spain. Picture date: Wednesday September 22, 2021. Photo credit should read: Isabel Infantes
The rocker isn't after a big name star like Johnny Depp to play him. (PA) (EMPICS Entertainment)

He told Consequence: "I don’t want to have anyone like Johnny Depp act as me.

"I rather have someone who is relatively unknown."

The film will apparently look at Ozzy's life and also his relationship with Sharon, who he shares three children with.

In 2020, Sharon said the biopic would be “an adult movie for adults” that wouldn't gloss over the singer’s past rock 'n roll lifestyle.

She also said that the biopic would be “more real” than previous high-profile music biopics.

Ozzy Osbourne (L) and Sharon Osbourne (R) pose at the 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year gala honoring Carole King in Los Angeles, January 24, 2014. The tribute will benefit MusiCares' emergency financial assistance and addiction recovery programs. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Ozzy Osbourne's biopic will chart his relationship with wife Sharon Osbourne. (REUTERS/Danny Moloshok) (Danny Moloshok / reuters)

She told Rolling Stone at the time: “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.”

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The Osbournes are also set to return to reality TV with a series documenting their new life in the UK.

The pair - who starred in hit MTV series The Osbournes - are moving back to England from the US and viewers will get to see them settling back into life in the UK in a new series that the BBC said would be "funny, moving and honest".

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