Who will play Ozzy in ''Osbournes: The Movie''? Sharon Osbourne says there'll be a big-screen biopic about her husband's life, and she has a famously quirky actor in mind to star

By Gary Susman
October 30, 2002 at 05:00 AM EST
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MTV has announced that the second season of ”The Osbournes” will debut on Nov. 26, but Sharon Osbourne is already thinking bigger. She tells the Hollywood Reporter that the family is working on a movie deal with a major studio. It won’t be a reality-based comedy like the series, she says, but rather a biopic about Ozzy. She also says that her rocker won’t appear in the movie, but she has an idea about who should play him: Johnny Depp. ”I have a dream of who it could be, but I don’t know if he’ll do it,” she told the Reporter. “He’s a brilliant actor.”

Of season 2 of the family’s MTV hit, Sharon said in a statement, ”We are excited to invite the world into our home for another dose of Osbourne insanity. This season the show takes on a whole new meaning as we share the highs and the lows of the last six months with our viewers.” Those events include the family’s visit to Buckingham Palace to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 50th anniversary of her reign, daughter Kelly’s blossoming singing career, Sharon’s ongoing chemotherapy treatments for colon cancer, and the family’s taking in teen pal Robert Marcato, whose mother died of colon cancer this summer. MTV will air a special summarizing the Osbournes’ summer on Nov. 4, Variety reports.

Sharon’s cancer hasn’t dimmed the family’s candor or humor, MTV exec Lois Curren tells Variety. ”The family is still completely honest in front of the camera — they’re brave and they’re absurd. They handle life in the same way. Unfortunately, they have a new little wrinkle in their lives, but it’s still about the family in their home in Beverly Hills.”

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