Gavin & Stacey’s Mathew Horne and Hustle star Marc Warren are to appear alongside new star Douglas Booth in a TV drama about Boy George’s early years.
The film will be part of BBC2’s 1980s season and will see Douglas (pictured) play the Culture Club star.
Mark Gatiss will play Sex Pistols creator Malcolm McLaren, while the script has been written by the man behind
Hotel Babylon, Tony Basgallop.
Mat Horne will play Culture Club drummer Jon Moss, while Marc Warren will play Visage singer Steve Strange.
Filming for Worried About the Boy – which will join The Royal Wedding and an adaptation of Martin Amis’s Money for the BBC’s 1980s season – will start in a few weeks
BBC drama boss Ben Stephenson told The Guardian: “Worried About the Boy will be an evocative and visually enticing drama about one of our most iconic British pop stars. With its mix of music, fashion and youth, it rounds off our trio of dramas for BBC2’s 80s season perfectly.”