Universal announces plans for Madonna biopic, Madge not pleased

The world may soon get to see the story of Madonna’s life told on the silver screen.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal has purchased the rights to a film about Madonna’s early years. The movie will be based on Blond Ambition, a script by Elyse Hollander that received top ranking on Hollywood’s 2016 Black List of unproduced screenplays.

The story would detail Madonna’s early glimpses of fame as she moved to New York City from Michigan, foregoes a career as a dancer to be a singer-songwriter and endures sexism in the music industry.

Fifty Shades of Grey producer Michael DeLuca has reportedly signed on to the project along with RatPac Entertainment helmed by Brett Ratner and John Zaozirny. Erik Baier’s, Universal’s executive vice president of production and director of development Chloe Yellin will oversee production. Unfortunately, one person who isn’t happy about the possible flick is Madge herself.

In an Instagram post on April 25, Madonna obscurely referenced the impending film writing, “Nobody knows what I know and what I have seen. Only I can tell my story. Anyone else who tries is a charlatan and a fool. Looking for instant gratification without doing the work. This is a disease in our society.”

The photo along with the caption is of a young Madonna at the start of her career in the 1980s.

 

It’ll be interesting to see if and how yet another biopic drama plays out.

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