(Undated) — Ozzy Osbourne is getting specific about the type of actor he’d like to play him in an upcoming biopic about his life. Ozzy told the UK’s “Sunday Mercury” recently that he’d prefer an unknown from his hometown of Birmingham, England to a Hollywood heavyweight. The Prince of Darkness said, quote, “I’d like to get a Birmingham guy to play the young lad in it because Americans can’t do a good Brummie accent.” Not all “Brummies” need apply for the job, however. In this month’s “Classic Rock” magazine, Osbourne quickly shot down the suggestion that Birmingham’s “next most famous former resident,” comic Jasper Carrott could embody the Ozzy role. Regarding the 65-year-old Carrott, Osbourne says that anyone who makes that casting suggestion to his wife and manager Sharon Osbourne should expect a punch in the mouth.
As to his upcoming world tour, Ozzy told “Classic Rock,” quote, “I’m fit, I’m raring to go. I’m going to places I’ve never been before. Turkey, Istanbul, places like that.” The global trek is in support of Ozzy’s latest studio album, “Scream,” which was released last Tuesday in the U.S.
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