Theo James Rumored to Star as George Michael in New Film

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British actor Theo James is said to have been cast to star as George Michael in a new film about the late singer’s life, according to The Daily Mail. The film is set to explore Michael’s rise to fame as a member of the pop group Wham! and his successful solo career. As well as his personal struggles and the events leading up to his untimely death in 2016.

James is best known for his roles in the Divergent series and The White Lotus. Apparently, the actor has been a fan of Michael’s music for many years and is thrilled to have the opportunity to portray the legendary singer on screen.

According to a source, “The script is in the final stages and producers are looking for their leading man. Theo’s name is the one on everyone’s lips. He would be perfect for the part. This is George’s story, warts and all.”

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Like Michael, James is of Greek heritage himself. He seemingly confirmed his interest in the role last week, telling Andy Cohen in Watch What Happens Live, “Oh yeah, I would love that. He is an icon. He is a bit Greek and I am a bit Greek.”

It’s only appropriate for Michael to get a biopic of his own after selling more than 120 million records worldwide. He is one of the most accomplished singers of all time, winning several awards for his music including American Music Awards, Grammys, Billboard Music Awards, Brit Awards and more. The singer tragically died of heart disease in 2016 at the young age of 53.

Several biopics have been making a name for themselves and have become smash hits including Bohemian Rhapsody, Rocket Man, and recently Elvis. A biopic about Whitney Houston was recently released, with several other more set to be in the works. Some of these include big names such as Amy Winehouse, Ozzy Osbourne, Snoop Dogg, Madonna, George Clinton, and more.

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