If, like many George Michael fans, you thought you were never gonna dance again after the star’s passing, you’ll get One More Try thanks to a new film coming out in the summer.
George Michael Freedom Uncut will premiere in theaters around the world, and promises to offer fans a rare insight into the Wham! star from the man himself.
Notoriously private, George worked on the film himself, sharing an inside look into his personal life before his death in 2016. Narrated and co-directed by George, the film is set to come out just before the star’s birthday.
The press release for the new George Michael movie explains that George was "heavily involved and dedicated" in the production of George Michael Freedom Uncut, making it "an incredibly special posthumous release and a poignant and moving tribute to his legacy.”
"The film is George's final work," George’s friend and co-director of the film, David Austin, said in a statement. "Narrated by George himself, it is the complete story."
What to expect from the new George Michael documentary
Freedom Uncut serves as a follow-up to 2017's George Michael Freedom.
As well as telling the “complete story” of the iconic singer, the documentary will feature interviews with George’s many peers and friends, including Motown legend Stevie Wonder, Sir Elton John, comedian Ricky Gervais, Brit rocker Liam Gallagher and Mary J. Blige.
Bringing the style are the supermodels who famously appeared in the Freedom! ’90 music video, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, Tatjana Patitz, and Linda Evangelista.
Cindy Crawford recently sent fans wild with an Instagram snap that conjured up throwback vibes to the music video, so it’s fair to assume fans haven’t forgot the impact or legacy of the pop icon yet.
As well as featuring interviews with supermodels and superstars, the documentary will show never-before-seen, personal footage of George throughout his career, including the making of his best-selling 1990 album Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1.
George Michael Freedom Uncut will also explore the relationship between George and Anselmo Feleppa, who was diagnosed with HIV and died in 1993 during the singer's public legal battle against Sony.
"George Michael was an inspiring artist whose story deserves to be shared on the big screen globally," said Tom Mackay, president of premium content at Sony Music Entertainment.
"In honor of George's birthday this June, we are thrilled to be working with David Austin and our partners at Trafalgar Releasing to bring fans unprecedented access to his extraordinary life both on and off stage."
"We are proud to be bringing George Michael's final work to the big screen in this global cinema event," added Marc Allenby, CEO of Trafalgar Releasing. "As an artist whose music continues to resonate across generations, this event will be a fitting tribute to George's life and career, giving fans the opportunity to celebrate communally in cinemas worldwide."
When is the new George Michael movie out and how to watch?
The film is set for release on June 22, three days before what would’ve been his 59th birthday.
The movie will hit theaters globally. Tickets go on sale from April 27 and can be bought online.
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