This is a bit of interesting, but not surprising, news. The Material Girl is getting her own biopic. Titled Blonde Ambition, the script has been a part of the much-lauded Black List scripts, and has just landed with Universal. Per THR:
Universal is getting into the groove for a Madonna biopic.
The studio has picked up Blond Ambition, Elyse Hollander’s script that topped the 2016 Black List, the industry ranking that tracks Hollywood’s most-liked unproduced screenplays.
Michael De Luca, who produced Fifty Shades of Grey for Universal, is attached to produce along with Brett Ratner’s RatPac Entertainment. John Zaozirny of Bellevue Productions also will produce.
The story is set in early 1980s New York as Madonna Louise Ciccone works on her first album, struggling in a business that treats women badly, while also dealing with a burgeoning love life and the first hints of fame.
Madonna moved to New York from Michigan in 1978 to pursue dance but segued to singing and writing songs. After failing at a rock band, she switched to dance and pop. After achieving some success with a few dance singles, she began work on her debut album, Madonna, which was released in 1983. The album yielded hits “Holiday,” “Borderline” and “Lucky Star,” and set the stage for her ground-breaking Like a Virgin album.
If this movie is actually given the greenlight, the next question becomes, “Who’s going to play Madonna?”. There may be a bit of jockeying for position by young Hollywood, because this may be somewhat of a coveted role. But do you want to know who’s not excited about this film?
— Madonna (@Madonna) April 25, 2017