Wham! The Movie!
If you grew up in the 80’s, there was probably a time where you found yourself singing along with one of the many irresistible hit songs performed by the pop group Wham!. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go… Careless Whisper… Everything She Wants… the list goes on. Of course, if you grew up after the 80’s, you might just be scratching you head wondering what I’m talking about!
Anyway, according to FilmJunk there has been talk of a Wham! biopic, a film that would retell the story of the band’s rise to fame, focussing on the period between ‘83 and ‘85. The biggest problem facing the movie is getting access to the band’s music without having to give creative control to George Michael. The band’s former manager Simon Napier-Bell is the one trying to get the movie off the ground, and he doesn’t seem too confident that it will work out.
“There are several people sniffing around my Wham! film, but I’m not sure any of them will come off because they all require Wham! music in them and George controls that. He will have the yes or no on each script presented. George would want control.”
Perhaps he should take it as a sign that this movie is destined to be stuck in the all to common ‘in development’ rut until George dies by which stage absolutely no one would care less about the movie.