Johnny Depp is going to have to do a lot of drugs if he wants to get inside the head of Ozzy Osbourne. Rumor has it the A-list hottie is being lined up to play the Black Sabbath star in an upcoming biopic.
We’ve been hearing for years now that Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are big fans of Depp and want him for the job. A source says, “Ozzy loves Johnny’s films and would ideally have him play the lead role in the Ozzy movie.”
Obviously industry execs think Ozzy should consider other lesser known actors as well, seeing as though Johnny is as top of the line as you can get. “He’s been told that Johnny may be aiming a little too high but Ozzy is sure he would want the role,” says the source.
Last year, Ozzy talked about his dream of seeing his life unfold on the big screen. “What’s left to wish for?” he said. “A number one album would be good. And to have a movie made of the book, maybe with Johnny Depp playing me — I’d like that.”
So why Depp? “He’s one of the few actors who knows about rock ‘n’ roll who does a really good English accent,” he explained.
We actually think this could be a really cool role for Depp. We’ve heard him sing in Sweeney Todd, and he’s pretty good! Plus, Black Sabbath shouldn’t be too hard to cover!