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George Michael to make tell-all documentary

ShowbizBy Sunday World
George Michael to make tell-all documentary

George Michael will interview a string of stars for an upcoming documentary about the making of his album 'Listen Without Prejudice Vol 1'.

The 52-year-old pop legend will chat to stars such as Stevie Wonder, Sir Elton John, Mary J. Blige, Tony Bennett, Liam Gallagher, James Corden and Ricky Gervais on camera and discuss his second solo LP, which was released in 1990, and the decade in general.

The docu-film - which George will narrate and is being made in conjunction with Sony Music and BBC Worldwide - will also include sit down talks with supermodels Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, Tatjana Patitz and Linda Evangelista, who had starring roles in his 'Freedom '90' music video.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "This documentary will be a real delight for George's fans. 'Listen Without Prejudice' was a real turning point in his career, and arguably when he really came in to his own as a solo artist.

"It still means so much to him today, which is why he's narrating it. He'll be heavily involved."

The film will recall a difficult time in the star's life, when he was battling to be taken more seriously as a song-writer and locked horns with his record label Sony, who he eventually sued.

George had recently come out as gay and embarked on a relationship with Brazilian mode Anselmo Feleppo, who tragically died of AIDS in 1993.

BAFTA nominee Phillip Smith will direct the film, which coincides with the re-release of 'Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1' and will also feature George's stunning 1996 MTV Unplugged performance.

Earlier this year it was reported that George was preparing to return to music and go on tour, and had been making enquiries with various insurance companies about the "logistics" of touring again.

The news that the former Wham! Star is making a resurgence in his career will delight fans, since he last appeared on stage in 2012.