According to Xfm, Sir Paul McCartney will appear in "Wreckage Of My Past", the forthcoming film documenting the life of music icon Ozzy Osbourne. The documentary is being directed by Mike Piscitelli and is written and produced by Jordan Tappis. It will be the first release from Jacko Productions, a company started by Ozzy's son Jack.
Speaking to Ian Camfield on the "Rock Show", Ozzy recounted the moment Jack told him McCartney was involved in the project, "I said, 'He ain't got the time to do an interview about me, he's got thousands of things to do,' and Jack said, 'I've asked him and he agreed and he's done it,' and I said, 'Whaaaat?!'. Now I'm as excited as everyone else to see it but he won't let me see the video."
Jack Osbourne is executive-producing "Wreckage Of My Past" along with his mother, Sharon Osbourne, Ozzy's longtime manager.
Jack and Sharon are financing the film themselves.
Filming for "Wreckage Of My Past" began in January 2008. The documentary will reportedly include interviews with all the principal members of BLACK SABBATH, the various incarnations of Ozzy's solo band, family and friends.
But Ozzy hopes his son does not go to the other end of the spectrum, "I said to him 'Jack it can't be how wonderful I am all the time because I'm not that way all the time, everybody wakes up in a bad mood, everybody is a bit of a dickk sometimes and everybody has a good day.' I'm human, you know.
"I'm hoping he's put a bit of sweet and sour in there," he continued, "A documentary about my life is great but for every good thing there's a bad thing you know. When I was out there drinking and doing drugs I don't suppose I was Mister Charming."
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Jack stated about the movie, "The hard thing is getting people to be honest and not have it be a fluff piece, because that's not what we're trying to do. I'm trying to paint a realistic picture of who my father is. I think 'The Osbournes', to a degree, tarnished the public's perception of my dad as a bit of a senile, funny, bumbling guy. Yeah, my dad can be that guy, but it's not him. I think that almost discredited who he is as an artist. My dad's not an idiot — he's nothing short of a genius, in my opinion. He does have huge flaws, and we're trying to really paint an honest picture of that."
According to Variety, Jack Osbourne filmed several of his father's concerts, compiled early archive footage, and was hoping to secure an interview with Ozzy's first wife. He was planning to put the footage together with Piscitelli and Tappis before talking to distributors.
"I want people to see John Osbourne as the guy I grew up with, the tormented, complex musician whose personal demons manifest themselves in so many crazy, unique ways," Osbourne said. "He's agreed to it but is putting up his guard, massively afraid of putting his true self out there on display for people to see."