Sting Explains Why We Won’t Be Seeing a Biopic Based on His Life

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Freddie Mercury, Elton John, and Aretha Franklin are just a few music legends who recently got a biopic treatment, but if you’ve been wondering who’s next to follow in their footsteps – it won’t be Sting.

The Police frontman is currently busy with his musical The Last Ship, which draws inspiration from his early years growing up in ship-building town in Northern England. Billboard took a moment to catch up with the legendary singer and ask him if he’d consider submitting himself to a Rocketman type biopic, but he doesn’t seem to be interested one bit.

“I just don’t think I want to. I’m telling my story in an artistic way. [The Last Ship] is a metaphor… The character I’m playing is built on composites of people like my father, uncles, people I was brought up with. That’s the way I want to do it, rather than somebody going, “What’s the arc of Sting’s life?” I haven’t finished it yet,” said Sting.

The famous singer is still open to the possibility of having The Last Ship adapted into a movie because he believes there’s a cinematic quality to it. This play first premiered back in 2014, had its Broadway run that same year, and it’s embarking on a national tour across the US this month.