By Tiffany Wagner

Millennium Media has come on board to produce and finance the Boy George biopic Karma Chameleon which is written and will be directed by Sacha Gervasi.       

Sacha Gervasi’s (My Dinner with Hervé, Hitchcock) Karma Chameleon begins casting and launches a worldwide search for an actor to play Boy George – George took to his social media asking who will play him.

The feature film has moved to Millennium Media from MGM. Millennium will finance and produce. Previously announced Producers include Kevin King Templeton (Creed, Creed 2, Homefront, Expendables) for Templeton Media and Paul Kemsley. Executive Producers are Jessica de Rothschild for Portobello Electric and Boy George. Casting director is Kate Ringsell (Wonder Woman, All the Money in the World)“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.

This is more relevant today than ever and we are so proud to have Sacha lead the charge on this musical journey,” stated Jonathan Yunger, Co-President of Millennium Media.”Now with Millennium Media coming on board, all of the elements are in place and I look forward to finding a dynamic lead. Having spent time with George over the last four years developing the film, it is important to me that his story gets told in a way that honors him,” said Producer Kevin King Templeton.

Karma Chameleon will explore George’s humble beginnings in an Irish working-class family, through his rise to the top of the international charts with the ’80s band Culture Club alongside original band members Jon Moss, Roy Hay, and Mikey Craig. The larger-than-life George never disguised who he was – a fearless, ruthlessly honest young man with an open identity who was years ahead of his time.

Grammy-winning band Culture Club has sold more than 100 million singles and over 50 million albums. George is also a successful solo artist and the author of two bestselling autobiographies as well as co-producer, songwriter and onstage star of the award-winning musical Taboo on Broadway and London’s West End.

Gervasi’s Hitchcock received BAFTA, SAG, and Golden Globe nominations for Helen Mirren’s performance as Alma Reville, as well as an Oscar nomination for make-up and hairstyling. My Dinner with Hervé was nominated for PGA, WGA, Critics Choice Award, as well as a primetime Emmy for Outstanding Television Film. Gervasi’s critically acclaimed Emmy award-winning rock documentary Anvil! The Story of Anvil also won the Film Independent Spirit Awards and two International Documentary Association prizes, as well as a DGA nomination.

About Millennium Media

Millennium Media Inc. is one of the longest-running independent film companies in Hollywood and has established itself as a leader in creating multi-billion dollar box office action franchises and acclaimed independent films. The full-service entertainment company finances, produces and sells films worldwide and has a production facility, Nu Boyana Studios, in Bulgaria, which hosts international and Hollywood productions. Millennium is best known for the box office hits The Expendables franchise, Olympus Has Fallen and London Has Fallen, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, and Mechanic: Resurrection. Recent films include Angel Has Fallen and the successful reboot of the Rambo franchise, Rambo: Last Blood. It has also produced the acclaimed independent films Rod Lurie’s The Outpost, Tesla starring Ethan Hawke, and Blackbird starring Susan Sarandon and Kate Winslet.