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Can Madonna be a material girl for Universal?
Axar.az reports citing Forbes that the studio has signed on to make a biopic about the superstar.
Fifty Shades of Grey producer, Michael De Luca, along with Brett Ratner’s RatPac Entertainment and Bellevue Productions’ John Zaozirny, will produce.
The script, titled Blonde Ambition by Elyse Hollander, ranked at the top of the 2016 Black List, an annual tally of the hottest unproduced screenplays. (Among past scripts on the Black List that were major successes were Juno, Whiplash, Margin Call, and The Social Network.)
The plot picks up Madonna’s story in the early 1980s after she has arrived in New York from Detroit and is working on her first album. The title comes from the title of Madonna’s 1990 world tour of the same name. That outing was chronicled in the 1991 Truth or Dare documentary. Madonna has gone on to be one of the most successful and iconic artists in pop music history. She placed #12 on FORBES’ Celebrity 100 list in 2016 list with earnings of $75.5 million, based primarily from her Rebel Heart tour.
There is no time table on a release date or who will play the young Madonna.
Biopics can be risky business, but a number of them have turned into box office gold, including 2015’s Straight Outta Compton. The story of N.W.A., also released by Universal, has grossed more than $160 million, according to Box Office Mojo. Other successful true life stories brought to the screen include I Walk the Line, about Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash; the Ray Charles biopic, Ray; and Coal Miner’s Daughter, about Loretta Lynn.
2017.04.25 / 13:59