"There's about to be a big announcement," she said during the NBC event. "It's been picked up and it's going into production. We're going to make a press announcement hopefully within the next two weeks. [There's no cast] yet, but we have a producer and we have lots of money and we're all starting."
Depp won't be involved, unfortunately, though Ozzy himself championed for the actor earlier this year, after his memoir I Am Ozzy hit bookstores. According to Pop Crunch, he then said of a potential film that "people are working on scripts right now." And he liked the Pirates of the Caribbean star because, "He's one of the few actors who knows about rock 'n' roll who does a really good English accent."
According to Sharon, however, they're going with an unknown ("somebody new") for the lead. Meanwhile she suggests Carey Mulligan ("the girl from An Education, the English girl") as a candidate to play her. Yet another option would be for daughter Kelly to play her own mom: "She's a mini me," Sharon acknowledged, "so yeah, she would be good."
All these ideas are as speculative as Courtney Love's constant picks for the planned Kurt Cobain biopic, so we'll just have to wait and see what happens with this biopic. Hopefully we'll really have more substantial news in two weeks, as promised.
Who would you pick to play the couple?