George Michael’s new film sheds light on the singer’s life

There’s big news for George Michael fans as a brand new movie will hit theaters this summer, which will document the late singer’s incredible life.

The new film will be called George Michael Liberty Uncut and follows the 2017 version, George Michael Freedom. George also led the film with his close friend David Austin before his untimely death on Christmas Day in 2016.

The film, which hits cinemas worldwide on June 22, will feature the superstar’s close friends including Stevie Wonder, Sir Elton John, Mary J Blige, Nile Rogers, Cindy Crawford and Mark Ronson.

It was also revealed that the new film will be narrated by the singer himself.

George Michael wearing glasses in 2012

George Michael Freedom Uncut will be narrated by the singer. (Image credit: Getty)

The film will take a closer look at George’s journey to world fame, as well as parts of the singer’s life that he had always kept hidden from the cameras and the media. Some of the topics include the heartbreaking loss of her mother, aged just 60, in 1997 and the devastating death of her first love, fashion designer Anselmo Feleppa, who died of an AIDS-related illness in 1992.

Speaking about why George’s film will be shown in theaters and not on a streaming service, Marc Allenby, CEO of Trafalgar Releasing, explained: “As an artist whose music continues to resonate through generations , this event will be a fitting tribute to George’s life and career, giving fans the opportunity to celebrate together in cinemas around the world.

Tom Mackay, President of Premium Content at Sony Music Entertainment added: “George Michael was an inspiring artist whose story deserves to be shared on the big screen around the world.

“In honor of George’s birthday in June, we are delighted to be working with David Austin and our partners at Trafalgar Releasing to provide fans with unprecedented access to his extraordinary life on and off stage.”

George Michael Liberty Uncut hits theaters worldwide on June 22. Tickets will go on sale April 27 from georgemichaelfreedomuncut.com

Claire Jack

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