The documentary will be out in June to mark Michael’s birthday (Picture: Evert Elzinga/AFP via Getty Images)
A feature length documentary shedding light on the life of the iconic late singer George Michael has been announced by Sony Music Entertainment and Trafalgar Releasing.
The motion picture, which is hitting the cinemas globally on June 22, will mark the final piece of work from the musician, who was heavily involved in the project before his death at the age of 53 on Christmas Day 2016.
It will provide viewers with a closer look behind the scenes of his tumultuous life, including the loss of his mother and heartbreak following the death if his first love, Anselmo Feleppa, who died aged 36 from AIDS.
The documentary, narrated by Michael himself and directed by close friend David Austin, will unearth never before told secrets and show the Wham! singer in a different light, not seen before on camera.
The official synopsis for the film reads: ‘George offers up an open and honest look at the two sides of life; his very public journey in his music career and also his personal life, a side the cameras never truly saw.
‘The film is interspersed with timeless duets with George’s favourite artists, and explores how he influenced the cultural landscape of his generation as one of the world’s best-selling music artists of all time.’
The singer, pictured here in 1987, narrates the documentary himself (Picture: Michael Putland/Getty Images)
It will also include 90s supermodels Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, Tatjana Patitz and Linda Evangelista, who appeared in his Freedom! ‘90 music video, directed by Oscar-nominated director David Fincher.
Of the film, director Austin said: ‘The film is George’s final work. Narrated by George himself, it is the complete story.
Director David Austin was a close friend of Michael’s (Picture: Dave Benett/WireImage)
‘George Michael was an inspiring artist whose story deserves to be shared on the big screen globally.’
Tom Mackay, president of premium content at Sony Music Entertainment, added: ‘In honour 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.’
George Michael Freedom Uncut will be released in cinemas on June 22. Tickets and a list of participating venues will be available here from April 27.