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Old 04-24-17, 07:47 PM
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Blonde Ambition -- Madonna biopic

Universal is getting into the groove for a Madonna biopic.

The studio has picked up Blonde 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.

Blonde Ambition is the debut script for Hollander, who worked as an assistant to Alejandro G. Inarritu while he made Birdman, and Fresh Off the Boat co-executive producer Kourtney Kang. She is repped by WME, Bellevue, Ryan Pastorek and Robby Koch of Hansen Jacobson.

De Luca is coming off of producing this year's Academy Awards and will produce next year's broadcast as well. Ratner's RatPac recently announced a partnership with Len Blavatnik’s Access Entertainment.

Universal executive vp production Erik Baiers and director of development Chloe Yellin will oversee production for the studio. Lucy Kitada will help oversee for De Luca Productions.
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Re: Blonde Ambition -- Madonna biopic

Telling the story of just a short sliver of her life is probably the way to go.
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I hope they get Eva Peron to play her.

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I hope they get Eva Peron do play her.
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She stayed relevant way longer than I ever expected, can't believe she'll be 60 in a little over a year. One of the first "superstars" I remember from when I was a little kid (thanks to having an older sister).
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personally I'm more interested in the doc about the back up dancers

"Strike a Pose"

Logo sets release date for Strike a Pose doc on Madonna's dancers
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After seeing TRUTH OR DARE 25 years ago, I wished that Madonna would remake the Jean Harlow vehicle, BOMBSHELL (1933) but update it to make it a fictionalized screwball comedy version of her own life. I thought that would have worked for her, but she never did find the right acting vehicle for herself, which is too bad. I thought she would have been best playing slightly altered movie versions of herself.
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Here are EW's suggestions for the role: http://ew.com/movies/2017/04/25/who-...bition-biopic/
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Why not Lady Gaga for the role?
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Why not Lady Gaga for the role?
Because she wouldn't want to burn bridges?
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Aren't all female parts given to Scarlett right off the bat? Have Beyonce play Madonna and watch the race-swapping movie haters splode!
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Kristen Stewart is a pretty good pick for Madonna.

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